August 15th, 2015
I’ve been in the midst of fighting my ISP on the extremely low data cap that they provide. I don’t pay extra for TV service, and the apartment is occupied during working hours, so there is a constant flow of traffic heading through my apartment’s internet connection. I constantly find myself limited by the amount of data that is allowed under the cap, so I wondered how much I would be able to download if I weren’t being artificially limited by the ISP.
The resulting site is How bad is my data cap? Enter the speed you get from your provider, and how much data your provider allows you to download each month and it will show you how close you are to the theoretical maximum at your internet speed. Below is a screenshot of what happens when I plug in the numbers for my current service plan.
As usual, the source code for this project is released under the terms of the MIT license and is available on GitHub.