HAULIX BASICS: How Does Bandwidth Work?

One of the questions we receive most frequently at Haulix HQ is in regards to our premium membership plans and the bandwidth allotted by each. There is nothing preventing our clients from using more than their allotted bandwidth in a single month, but we do enforce overage charges, so more often than not new signups will want us to shine a little light on just how bandwidth is consumed. 

To explain this aspect of our business and how it works we put together the following example. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to use our support pages and/or email us.

You, our client, create promos and send out email invitations through your Haulix account to those contacts.

Lets say your promo is 70 megabytes in size.

If 1 contact downloads the zip file, you use 70 megabytes of bandwidth.

If 1 contact streams the entire album, you use ¼th the size or 17.5 megabytes of bandwidth. 

Streams make less of an impact on bandwidth usage than downloads. Always.

If you go over your monthly bandwidth, we waive the first 1 gigabyte and then charge $5 per every 1 gigabyte after.

The bandwidth resets to 0 every month.

James Shotwell

James Shotwell is the Director of Customer Engagement at Haulix and host of the company's podcast, Inside Music. He is also a public speaker known for promoting careers in the entertainment industry, as well as an entertainment journalist with over a decade of experience. His bylines include Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Substream Magazine, Nu Sound, and Under The Gun Review, among other popular outlets.