Although not as big as some, those numbers indicate a fairly heavy user, given that you only have 2 Mbit/s; the February number is equivalent to downloading flat-out for nearly four hours every day. I suspect that on 8 Mbit/s you might use a bit more, and that would certainly require an unlimited plan.
2Mbit/s? I get a bit more than that, just over 4 the last time I looked. the February data is a bit high, but I did download a few different Linux ISOs and also at the end windows 8.
My complaint was not so much how much I download but speed. a easy way to make more money is by selling people more speed than they really need.
Again, my fuel analogy is relevant; you're asking for a full tank, but want to pay less for it by using a slower pump. That's unlikely to win a lot of sympathy, particularly from people who might be paying be paying for full speed but don't generate as much download traffic as you.
A slower pump will take longer to fill the tank, but you still drive away with the same amount. I suppose that could be true with broadband, but the difference between 8 and 40 is huge, so someone on a 40Mbit/s service could use a lot more data than someone on say a 8.
I can understand your irritation at having a low bandwidth because you're far from the exchange; that's the luck (or otherwise) of the draw.
It is not just distance, the problem here is that Bt could not be bothered to re-route the cables after they closed the old exchange, so our cables go around in circles for no reason at all.
All we get form Bt is that it would cost too much, this is the problem with having a private company rolling out a network, it is all about profit.
FTTC is a bit more democratic because the cabinets are more widely distributed.
And more expensive.
Desktop machine now powered by windows 7 pro 64bit , laptop by ubuntu
On ADSL24 using C&W network.