Longhaul Usage

When you create a virtual circuit, you have the option to select usage-based billing ($0.02/GB).

To view information about your usage and better understand your costs, log in to the PacketFabric portal and select Billing:

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Note: The following pages only display information about virtual circuits with usage-based billing. If all your circuits are on dedicated plans, the bar graphs are blank.

Statistics and Costs

Historic View

Longhaul Usage Statistics displays your longhaul usage for the past 12 months:

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From here you can do the following:

  • Hover over a month to view the GB used.
  • Click a month to view daily usage information.

Daily View

The daily view displays daily usage for the current month. To see the daily usage for a previous month, click the month above under Longhaul Usage Statistics.

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From here you can do the following:

  • Hover over a day to view the MB used.

  • Click a day to download a CSV file with traffic information for that day separated by virtual circuit.

  • Click Advanced Data Export Tool to open a new window. From here you can specify a date range for which to download a CSV file with traffic information by virtual circuit.

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    TIP: Click the calendar icon and use your up/down arrow keys to navigate to past or future months. You can also manually enter dates in the date fields (MM/DD/YYYY).

When you export traffic data, you download a CSV file with the following information:

  • Virtual circuit ID

  • Circuit ID

  • Traffic transmitted in GB

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By Virtual Circuit

Longhaul Usage Statistics By VC displays your longhaul usage organized by virtual circuit.

The pie chart displays traffic over the last 12 months by virtual circuit. Hover over a slice to view circuit ID information:

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The Traffic Detail table displays traffic by virtual circuit. By default, data for the current month is displayed. Use the date fields above to adjust the date range you would like to view:

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From here you can do the following:

  • Click Upgrade to upgrade the virtual circuit to a dedicated connection.

  • Click Export to CSV to download a CSV file with the following information (taken from the date range specified):

    • Virtual circuit ID
    • Circuit ID
    • Product (third-party, IX, or backbone connection)
    • Type (EVPL)
    • Traffic transmitted
    • Transmit rate

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