Satellite Internet

Q: I currently have satellite internet (only option currently available in my area). I am concerned about bandwidth requirements. Is the time interval at which the thermostat communicates to the internet configurable? I just don't want the thermostat communicating on the internet all day/night long. When it does communicate roughly how many kilobytes/MB is exchanged?

A: The thermostat will poll the ecobee server approx every 15mins and this is not user configurable. The amount of data that it send/receives is 1kb in length which amount to approx 5-6Mb/month.