Looks like Monero miners and hobbyists alike are getting out their old laptops, Dell Dimensions, and Linux boxes and getting synced with the Monero blockchain. I personally run two separate nodes, one at home and one on a Virtual Private Server, or VPS. The VPS allows for tracking and detailed statistics such as how much data is being transferred daily, number of requests, etc. Lately the daily transfer both incoming and outgoing is around 11 GB/day. That breaks down to about 8 to 9 GB of outbound data (upload) and around 2 or 3 GB/day of inbound data (download). Today I was surprised to see 150 inbound connections to my home node. That is good sign that the network is alive and kicking!