Sustained Bandwidth and 95% Billing

Like most companies, Panix calculates bandwidth for billing purposes on the basis of 95th-percentile usage. That is, we measure usage every five minutes, discard the highest 5% of the samples and bill on the highest remaining number. This means that a few uncharacteristically high usage spikes won't cause a dramatic billing increase.

We calculate usage by the calendar month.

By default, colo customers have a 10mbps maximum for sustained throughput. If you anticipate a heavier load, please let us know so we can make special arrangements.

More detailed information on 95th percentile billing is available at

Last Modified:Tuesday, 22-Feb-2022 08:47:29 EST
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