Yes, I Abuse My Tether

I’m fortunate enough to grandfathered in on an unlimited-data plan with Verizon. I’ve bought devices at full price to maintain the old plan, because I really do use it.


Besides the obvious need for my work at Automattic, I stream all of my entertainment via either an Apple TV or a Google Chromecast. I’ve peaked at usage of 175 GB in a month, and 60-75 GB isn’t uncommon (between two people especially).

The current Airbnb I’m at provides a 1.1 MB/s connection; my tether provides a 30.7 MB/s connection. This is pretty typical.

With the tether at my disposal, why wouldn’t I abuse my tether?

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