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What is the difference between Bandwidth and Speed?

Asked by Juul , Last updated: Jul 27, 2020

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Chris Kenway

Chris Kenway, Content Writer, Jacksonville

Answered Jul 27, 2020

Speed and bandwidth are words that are related to internet connections. Speed is the bit rate of the circuit, while bandwidth is the amount of speed available.

The speed of the internet is related to how fast a person can use the internet, while bandwidth is the necessary equipment needed to surf the net.

In other words, bandwidth is the maximum amount of data which is measured in kilobit, megabit or gigabit that can be transferred over a network link between two computers The bandwidth and the speed of an internet connection are related, the speed of internet depends majorly on the bandwidth, that is if the bandwidth is high the speed of the internet will be high.

 

L. Agate

L. Agate

Answered Jun 26, 2020

Bandwidth and speed are related to internet connections. Having a strong bandwidth and fast speed can help with connecting to the Internet faster and browsing it fast. Bandwidth is defined as the necessary requirement needed to surf the web.

For instance, if a person is only using the internet for casual purposes such as online shopping or reading articles, they would not need as high of bandwidth as a person using it to work from home or to stream games. Speed is related to how fast a person would be able to use the Internet. They work together because the higher the bandwidth is normally the higher speed.

 

Margot

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Margot , Writer, High School, Toronto

Answered Jun 17, 2020

Some people may assume that bandwidth and speed are the same in the beginning, but you should realize that they are not. Speed is known to be the bit rate of the whole circuit, while bandwidth is known to be the amount that will be needed so that it can be used for its purpose.

Bandwidth is known to affect speed. If there is more bandwidth available, this means that you can get more data in a shorter amount of time. If you do not have enough bandwidth, you can already guess that it will take some time before you actually get the data that you are trying to get. Remember that the higher the bandwidth, the more it says about the speed of your internet.

 

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