Do you get confused about Internet speed? Do you shake your brain while listening to the term bandwidth?
No worries because you ‘re not alone.
There is uncertainty among others about Internet speed. We usually don’t know what the internet speed is, how it functions, and why it should be paid for. But it is the biggest selling point for the internet service provider, so the pace has to be significant.
The word bandwidth has a variety of technical definitions just like internet popularization, it has usually applied to the amount of information per unit of time that can be handled by a transmission medium like an internet connection.
How Does Bandwidth Work?
With an example, it is easy to describe and understand how the bandwidth works.
Think of bandwidth as a highway. Both cars (data) travel at the same speed so the highway needs to be broader to get more traffic from the internet to make your device works quicker.
To put it another way, say 1 Mbps is the equivalent of a 1 lane freeway. And let’s presume you’ve tried downloading a picture which is 5 Mb in size. So if you had a 1 Mbps (1 lane freeway) bandwidth it would take you about 5 seconds to download the file.
Now let’s presume you’ve got a 5 Mbps link (bandwidth), or a 5 lane freeway. How quick is your picture going to get? One second.