its not surprising we WANT to download so much, but we've been officially rated as one of the top 5 worlds highest overpriced broadband nations in the world, and top 5 worst equipped broadband nations in the world. One of the election campaigns from our new prime minister late last year was that he would be looking to change that.
For example, for $56 USD per month I get to download no more that 12gb in the calendar month or my net gets slowed down to 64kbps, not that the starting speed was that good to begin with, and a ping of www.bhlegend.com
brings up the following for me:
[22.214.171.124] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 126.96.36.199: bytes=32 time=523ms TTL=46
Reply from 188.8.131.52: bytes=32 time=365ms TTL=46
Reply from 184.108.40.206: bytes=32 time=360ms TTL=46
Reply from 220.127.116.11: bytes=32 time=361ms TTL=46
Ping statistics for 18.104.22.168:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 360ms, Maximum = 523ms, Average = 402ms
and thats at an offpeak time on the provider that provides the entirety of the infrastructure for our landline phones and broadband internet.