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Internet allowance

Watching videos and listening to music online can consume a lot of data, and this could be a problem if your broadband package has a small ‘data limit’.

Your data limit is the amount of information you’re allowed to download each month, and it’s measured by gigabytes (GB) per month. If you go over your allowance, you could be charged extra.

Your data limit would have been advertised when you signed up to your broadband package, but you should check with your internet provider if you’re unsure. If you’re using more or less than you expected, you may be able to change your package to one more suitable for your needs. Your provider can also offer advice on how you can track how much data you are using.

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