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95th percentile billing, on a 100mbps port
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95th percentile billing, on a 100mbps port

Can someone explain this in laymans terms?

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  • erhwegesrgsrerhwegesrgsr Member
    edited June 2013

    1mbps = 316GB,
    10mbps = 3.09TB

    mbps * 60 * 60 * 24 * 30 / 8 / 1024 / 1024 = bandwidth in GB

    95% generally means they look at your average mbps

  • qpsqps Member, Provider

    @erhwegesrgsr said:
    1mbps = 316GB,
    10mbps = 3.09TB

    mbps * 60 * 60 * 24 * 30 / 8 / 1024 / 1024 = bandwidth in GB

    95% generally means they look at your average mbps

    95% does not mean average.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burstable_billing

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  • You have 36 hours during a month where you can burst and use the bandwidth at the maximum advertised speed. After that 36 hours period if you burst above 1Mbps you will be billed for each mbps over what you are paying for at the rate agreed. If you used up your full 36 hour of bursting and then continue at 10M/s you will be billed @ 10mbps rate. (If you have 1mbps thats 9mbps more than your commit and you will pay 9x cost of mbit overage)

    This may help: 95th percentile billing

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  • fapvpsfapvps Member

    You have to be very careful with the 95th percentile. Usually your provider gives you a graph that tells you what your 95th percentile is. If you get close to your commit and don't want to pay extra, cap your connection immediately. It is also a good idea to ask your provider how much they charge per Mbps if you do go over so there will be no surprise.

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