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Commonly Used Terms

How fast is high-speed internet? The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) defines the basic broadband speed at 25 Mbps download/3 Mbps upload.

The width of the band, the amount of data measured in bits per hertz, and the range of radio frequencies used to transmit a signal.

High-speed internet (these terms are interchangeable). 

It’s the family of technologies that are used to transmit digital data over older copper telephone lines.

A commonly used category 5 or 6 cable, consisting of 8 copper wires, is used as part of the wired network. 

One gigabit is 1,000 megabits

Gigabits per second

Internet Service Provide

A group of computers and peripheral devices that share a common communications line or wireless link.

This device connects directly to the internet.

Stands for “megabits per second”; it’s the amount of data that can be transferred within one second and is most commonly used to quantify internet speeds.