How is Internet speed measured?:


Internet speed is measured in bits-per-second

1 Kbps (kilobits-per-second) = 1,000 bits per second and 1 Mbps (megabits-per-second) = 1,000,000 bits per second.

A lowercase "b" in Kbps means bits, while an uppercase "B" means bytes.  There are eight bits in a byte.

Example 1: With TWC Standard Internet you get download speeds of up to 15 Mbps, meaning your Time Warner Cable modem is capable of being more than 200 times faster than a 64 Kbps dial-up modem.

Example 2: With TWC Turbo Internet you get download speeds up to 20 Mbps, meaning your Time Warner Cable modem is capable of being more than three times faster than a 6 Mbps DSL service.

 

Web browsers measure in bytes-per-second

File download speeds from your web browser are reported in bytes-per-second or kilobytes-per-second (kBps).

The speed of your dial-up ADSL or cable modem is listed in terms of bits-per-second or kilobits-per-second (kbps).

An uppercase "B" in KBps means bytes, while a lowercase "b" means bits. There are eight bits in a byte.

A 100 kBps download is eight times faster than a 100 kbps download.

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