This is something done by those connecting to the internet
on a network which limits one's daily bandwidth
usage. It is the practice of not using one's internet
connection for a given day until
shortly before the daily bandwidth
time, at which point one would start a data transmission
and allow it to continue into
the next day. This is done in order to complete a data transmission
that would normally breach one's daily limit. By running said transmission
across two days, one can harness the the combined bandwidth
cap of both days.
do download a 4GB game
demo, but his university only allowed him 3GB of bandwidth a day. So he started
bandwidth fasting this
morning. That way he can start the download just before midnight and let it continue
past midnight, into early tomorrow morning. He'll use all of his 3GB allotment for today, and 1GB of his 3GB allotment for tomorrow.