What is a Kilobit
A kilobit (kb) is 1,024 bits
Kilobits (Kb) are smaller than kiloBytes (KB).
Kilobits (Kb) are used when referring to data transfer rates (i.e Kilobits per second – Kbps).
KiloBytes (KB) are used when referring to file sizes.
What’s the difference between bits and Bytes?
Internet connection speeds were slow before the new age of broadband internet replaced dial-up internet. Back then internet standard modem speeds were able to transfer data at 28.8 kilobits per second (Kbps).
The second generation of speed was 56 Kbps. Wow – how were we able to manage!
Most Internet Service Providers (ISP) in this day and age offer speeds starting at 8Mbps at the very least.
When you download a file from a location that has a slow connection rate under 1Mbps you will see the speed displayed in Kilobits.