Saturday, 23 January 2016
Counting the terabytes
We are finally launching our terabyte (or more) per month download usage tariffs!
This means that, for the first time, the download usage limit is measured in terabytes. A terabyte is 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. That is enough to actually average 3Mb/s on a broadband line and not blow the monthly limit!
Just imagine what that would be in floppy disks!
Indeed, on the 1TB service, the impact of over usage is to be capped to 3Mb/s until next month.
The current state of play is (apart from the trial mailing list) a prototype ordering system which I have finally had one customer try out for real and mostly work.
I am happy to do one by one test orders with customers (ask on irc). There is a free dragon up for grabs!
My plan is this should be live, even if not all options available, but end of Jan, and specifically must allow ordering of new Home::1 Terabyte, SoHo::1 (2)Terabyte and Office::1 (10)Terabyte as well as regrades. I think we are pretty close to that working as planned, and will be doing more testing this week.
We have dozens of people signed up using the trial mailing list though, so thank you all for that. We'll be making a proper "launch" soon, and I feel it is a good product. None of this "unlimited" crap, but none the less a limit that is really high.
At the end of the day, a terabyte is a heck of a lot of porn :-)