Help Desk
Knowledgebase
Speak Geek > Speak Geek Help Desk > Knowledgebase

How fast is a 768k internet connection.

Solution

More than likely your internet download speed will be below 1.5 Mbps."

The reason for that is this

Many Companies like to use such sayings as 1Mbps!! to make it sound nice to the customer.. all it means is 1 MegaBIT per second
which translates to (roughly)
1,000,000 / 8 = 125,000 bytes, or a maximum of 125KBps download speed

A 1.5 Mbps connection is
1500(Kbps) / 8 = 187KBps

A 768Kbps = 96KBps .. which is about the same as you are getting

A "Bit" is basically either a 1 or a 0, called Binary

A byte consists of 8 bits and that is why all those numbers above were divided by 8

 
Was this article helpful? yes / no
Article details
Article ID: 7
Category: Knowledgebase
Date added: 2010-01-23 18:42:23
Views: 3568
Rating (Votes): Article rated 3.1/5.0 (44)

 
« Go back

 
Powered by Help Desk Software HESK - brought to you by Help Desk Software SysAid