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Do PC-to-PC file transfers count towards cable data usage?

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    Do PC-to-PC file transfers count towards cable data usage?


    Just curious ... do PC-to-PC file transfers count towards cable Internet service usage? For instance, if I move 10 GB of data from one PC to another in my Homegroup, is that 10 GB counted as part of the 100GB+ of cable data that I've used?

    Thank you!

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    Only data exchanged between you and your ISP counts towards your quota. Activity between computers in your local network are not seen by your ISP and are not counted.
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    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    Yes, as LMiller7 stated. Just remember that it includes what you download as well as what you upload.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Thanks guys! Just wanted to be sure.
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Do PC-to-PC file transfers count towards cable data usage?
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