NFL Draft fans used enough data to save 1.8 million songs on the first day
The NFL Draft was something worth tweeting, facebooking and snapchatting about.
We’re not the only ones who were doing it — the 100,000-strong crowd went through an astonishing amount of data that day, according to Verizon.
Verizon users blew up their data on April 27 in the area around the NFL Draft Experience, using a total of 9.4TB of data to share their experience online, according to Verizon Wireless.
For perspective, Verizon customers used 600GB on that same area on April 13. That’s a 16x increase.
It’s more than 4x the amount of data used on the first night of the Democratic National Convention. Only 2TB of data was used by Verizon customers on that day.
So how big is 9.4TB, really? We used a University of Oregon blog that breaks down what one terabyte equates to in order to figure that out.
9.4TB breaks down to roughly:
- More than 2,250 movies.
- More than 1.8 million songs
- More than 2.79 million photos
It would take more than 2,000 standard DVDs to hold all that information.
Verizon had prepared for the occasion in advance, installing additional equipment inside the temporary draft structures.
The NFL Draft continues until April 29 in Philadelphia. At the same time as the draft is the NFL Draft Experience, a free three-day fan festival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. You can read more about it in the link below.
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