What is a Kilobit

What is Kilobit

What is 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.

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