Well for me, I stream my home security cameras over the web. Among other reasons mom gets a kick out of seeing her boy practically every day at the click of a mouse. And I sometimes download Amazon unBox and I have 2 Vonage lines but besides that I probably fall into the constant surfer/ email category. I don't download a lot really. But this usage thing has me concerned also. One reason is that my upload bandwidth is insufficient mainly due to the cams, which run 24/ 7. Recently TW announced it will start charging fees for certain users. I also took my 1st look into a wireless modem plan which has a base monthly fee plus overages. So how can you actually monitor your own usage to try to stay under any possible current or future caps or overage fees? Seems like there should be a better method available than a calculated guess. ----------------------- Well I went back and read some more of the posts in this thread and now see this probably wasn't the best thread to post to since the issues here are more concentrated on satellite broadband specifically. But the more I read about some of these starved FAP connections the more I'm glad I didn't go that way! Dish Network was trying to steer me towards it just last week when I told them I was closing my DBS account because my broadband was too slow and cable broadband required video service for the speeds I desired. Man would I have been fuming!