What is Internet Usage?

Internet usage is the total amount of data which gets transferred between your computer or other devices including smart phone, tablet and the Internet over a specific period of time. This amount of data is measured in bytes, kilobytes, megabytes and gigabytes.

Data can be transferred in two ways:

  • From your device or computer to the Internet (upload – e.g. uploading pictures to a social media site).
  • From the Internet to your computer or device (download – e.g. watching a video online);

However you use the internet on your computer or device, all activities that use the Internet contribute to your overall usage which includes Uploads and Downloads.