Between social media, web searches and entertainment, the average Quebecer spends 23 hours a week online. With computer and tablets, TV and smartphones — sometimes all in one household — the amount of information displayed on our screens increases exponentially each year, which is why it’s important to be knowledgeable about Internet data usage.
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|Activity||Approximate amount of data|
|Watching a movie in high definition (HD) on Netflix||3 GB per hour|
|Watching a movie in standard definition (SD) on Netflix||1 GB per hour|
|Downloading a standard-definition movie||700 MB per movie|
|Video calls (Skype, etc.)||200 MB per hour|
|Listening to music channels or the radio||Up to 100 MB per hour|
|Video games on a console (e.g. Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo, etc.)||Up to 75 MB per hour|
OPTIK TV service and use of data
Accessing OPTIK TV content from your set-top box does not consume Internet data. Accessing it from the OPTIK Mobile TV app, however, consumes bandwidth.
Some entertainment applications available with the OPTIK TV service and accessible from your TV - Netflix, ICI TOU.TV, Stingray Video, TED and NFB Film, for example - also consumes Internet data.
Track your daily data usage
You can track your usage of Internet data from your Customer Center.
In addition, you will receive an email if you reach 75%, 90% and 100% of the data included in your package. This notice will be sent to you 24 hours after reaching these thresholds, to the address in your profile, to allow you to adjust your usage.
Sign in now or activate your connection to learn more about your Internet consumption habits and, if needed, access more speed and data.