Almost all data over the web is compressed as much as it possibly can be... trust me, if the providers could compress it any more they would. I'm in the business consulting on this exact matter to AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint.
There are exceptions in the the way pages are served that google
invented which dramatically lowers the amount of talkiness of the web pages by essentially steaming the web page to the destination
. One call results in an entire web page being served rather than the back and forth communication of the early web. Most web apps are not yet using this new technology but it will get wide adoption in the next two years. It will basically make everyones current
bandwidth appear to be about 10X that.
Anyhow, data is data and regardless of the size of the page being served, you are definitely bandwidth limited on satellite
. As I stated in a previous post, I can see no reason how anyone would benefit from unlimited data as you are not going to be connected 24/7 to take advantage of that data.
The appropriate approach is to take a survey
, similar to how to survey
your power utilization to determine how much solar
you need, and determine how much data you are likely to need in any given month. I am betting this is FAR less than Unlimited and you could probably end up paying less than half of the "unlimited" fee.
Here is a little web page that will help with that:
Monitoring network upload and download data transferred.