infographic 95th percentile

 

PS LIGHTWAVE uses the 95th percentile rule to bill for bandwidth that exceeds our customers’ committed rate. This calculation is primarily used to avoid penalizing customers for the occasional burst of bandwidth. Burstability provides a system which gives a customer extra bandwidth when needed.

The 95th percentile for your inbound traffic and your outbound traffic is displayed on this graph, along with the correlating time frame. Using these graphs, which are provided by PS LIGHTWAVE, you can see when your data usage spikes above your allotted rate and monitor your monthly usage.