Guess How Much Data the DNC Gobbled Up On Day One?

Verizon just released data usage numbers, and it's a crapload.

The Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. | Photo by John Locher/AP

The Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. | Photo by John Locher/AP

DNC goers aren’t skimping on the data usage—they’re tweetin’, snappin’, postin‘ and streamin’ everything.

Verizon says the audience at the Wells Fargo Center during the first night of the DNC on Monday used a whopping 2 terabytes of data. Don’t know what a terabyte is?

It’s a large unit of storage capacity. It’s able to hold 472 hours of broadcast-quality video, 150 hours of hi-definition recording and 2,000 hours of CD-quality recording, according to TechTarget. Verizon says the 2 terabytes of usage is equal to streaming Demi Lovato’s “Confident,” which she performed Monday night, 600, 476 times on the Verizon network. And it’s also equivalent to streaming the entire Game of Thrones series in HD 109 times.

If that doesn’t convince you of the usage habits of DNC goers, take this: “Tera” is derived from the Greek word meaning “marvel, monster.”

Verizon also says that during the DNC speeches on Monday, the amount of data uploaded was equivalent to posting 33,000 high-resolution photos on Verizon’s network.

In the months leading up to the DNC, Verizon made enhancements to its network to improve capacity at the Wells Fargo Center, the airport, and at select SEPTA stations. It also rolled out a “Cell on Wheels” site near the media tent for extra coverage.

In April, AT&T was named the official technology and communications provider of the DNC.

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