What exactly is involved with Uploading as involved with you usage on Viasat?

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I use a program called BitMeter that breaks down my Data usage as Uploading and Downloading.  I use to upload a lot of photos when I was a working photographer, but am retired now. What else would encompass 'uploading' on Viasat? Could this be just text messages on Facebook and I assume the occasional photo? Is there anything else?
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Downloading and uploading both use your priority data.  
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A simple explanation is that every bit that is sent or received to/from your computer that goes through the modem is counted toward your usage...makes no difference what type of file or web site destination...uploaded bits count the same as downloaded bits.
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I am on an older Windows 7 computer and I rarely do any uploads.  For the month, I am currently at 44.2 GB dowload and 1.2 GB upload.  The only upload I did was a YouTube video that was only a couple hundred MB.  The rest of my upload use is simply from being connected to the internet. 
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Simply put, any data sent is upload and any data revived is download. Both utilize your priority data until it's gone.
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Stephen, don't forget that uploaded bits are used when you click a link to access web pages, also just replying to messages like this one uses upload bits.
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I know.
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Thanks everyone. So they get us coming and going. ;-)
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Yes. And the uploading is more intensive. If you think about it, you are have to transmit into space. You don't want to transmit a lot. You want to transmit a little and then revive a lot. That is why Cloud backup and hosting is not recommended for satellite internet.
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I had this company for two days and its the worst than the company that I got rid of,  I thought I was getting something better. I have call on both days that I have this and they told me the are having bad weather some where, which mean I don't get service until the weather clears up. They don't have an complaints department just a supervisor that can't contact there cooperate office until the weather clears up to see rather it fix my problem. Very. Very Unsatisfied Customer. 
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What did you have before?