Bandwidth is one of the most misunderstood aspects of the internet.
What are internet bandwidth and speed?
Internet bandwidth refers to the amount of data you can download or upload from a connected device. Internet speed refers to how fast the data moves.
It’s easy to confuse bandwidth with speed, and while they are certainly related, they are not the same thing. Internet bandwidth refers to the amount of data you can download or upload from a connected device. Internet speed refers to how fast the data moves. And both are often to blame for slow or lagging internet.
Having a symmetrical internet connection is key to maximizing your internet experience. A symmetrical connection means you can download and upload data at the same speeds. File transfers and video conferencing are just two common internet use cases where your device needs to send and receive data quickly.
With cable, DSL and most fiber providers, your business shares internet capacity (bandwidth) with your neighbors who use the same provider. So, even with a Gigabit internet connection, you could be seeing slow internet depending on how your neighbor uses their internet. That's why it's important to use a provider like C Spire, which offers a direct fiber line to each business.
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