What To Know About Your Internet Connectivity

What To Know About Your Internet Connectivity

What To Know About Your Internet Connectivity. Most often you find that we use these words when talking about your internet and you may not fully understand what they are exactly.

Sometimes they are used interchangeably, with the common misconception being they are all the same. Another common misconception is that bandwidth and speed are the same, so the higher the bandwidth you use, the faster your internet has to be. It isn’t necessarily wrong, and it isn’t right either.

Understanding each will help you appreciate how your internet works and what it entails.

Bandwidth deals with capacity that is the amount of data that can be sent or received at a particular time. We measured it in bits or bytes per second. So a 1 megabyte (MB) bandwidth means you can send 1 megabyte of data at a particular time.

Data in this context simply is the transfer of information.

Speed, on the other hand, is how fast you can move your data using your bandwidth. That is the rate of the transmission from one point to another.

Picture this: A 30gb bandwidth internet connection could allow up to 30 computers, but how fast each computer can send or receive data will depend on where the network is, the router type, modem, cabling and other network infrastructure within the system.

Several factors determine the speed of an Internet service not limited to bandwidth alone as bandwidth is concerned with the amount of data transferred not the rate. It affects speed to a point. Data is what is sent or received, what you use or see as an end product.

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