Bandwidth (computing)

The term bandwidth has a number of technical meanings but since the popularisation of the internet, it has generally referred to the volume of information per unit of time that a transmission medium (like an internet connection) can handle. An internet connection with a larger bandwidth can move a set amount of data (say, a video file) much faster than an internet connection with a lower bandwidth.

Bandwidth is typically expressed in bits per second, like 60 Mbps or 60 Mb/s to explain a data transfer rate of 60 million bits (megabits) every second.


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