G'day Rod and Nick,\n\n[QUOTE]\n"Rod Speed" <[email][/email]> writes:[/QUOTE]\n\n[Snipped previous discussion.]\n[QUOTE]\nWell the guy can get a iiNet ADSL connection in Bathurst then. If the\nproblem is price and not something physical like distance from exchange or\nnon-enabled exchange, it's a small price to pay for having a pretty\nreliable permanent connection.[/QUOTE]\n\nThe ABC talk-back guru I mentioned elsewhere just now, also said this\nmorning (that's actually *Monday* morning now :) that people can get\ncaught with ADSL 24/7 connections because the "background" download\ntraffic (presumably in and out) for an "always on" connection can\namount to around 10MB/day, or around 300MB/month.\n\nThat's a pretty fair slug out of a basic 400/500MB monthly plan. (Or\neven from a 1gig plan, come to that.)\n\nI haven't seen this mentioned around here, so I'm wondering if that's\na realistic average figure or just a very pessimistic one. Also, I\nthink at least some ISPs (e.g. BigPond, IIRC) don't count their\nhousekeeping traffic as part of your allowance, so maybe it's a\nnon-issue even if the amount is roughly correct.\n\n\nCheers, Phred.