Facts About Internet Speed

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Many people get confused with their download speeds. Your internet provider says your internet connection speed is in Kb/s (kilobits per second) or Mb/s (Megabits per second) When you download something, web browser (Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Firefox), it says the speed in MB/s or KB/s (Megabyte/ Kilobyte) These things are not the same, neither you are wrong nor your provider. Allow us to explain…. 1Byte = 8 bits 1Kilobit (Kb) = 1000 bits 1megabit (Mb)= 1000 Kb 1Kilobyte (KB) = 1000 bytes  1MegaByte (MB) = 1000 KB,So 1 KB= 8 Kb and 1 MB= 8 Mb Let’s take an example, If your service provider says your download speed is 1 Mb/s. To figure out how fast this is in Megabytes/s, all you do is divide by 8. so 1/8= .125, or 125 KB/s. This works in reverse too. Lets say you are downloading a file at 125 KB/s. Multiply this by 8. So 125x 8= 1000 Kb/s or 1 Mb/s.

2 thoughts on “Facts About Internet Speed

    sam chaloledwa said:
    January 13, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    nice comin..

    missloughhead said:
    January 9, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Reblogged this on Miss Loughhead and commented:
    Internet speed

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