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Chapter 9. Downloading Online Content > Translating Transfer Rates to Transmitt...

Translating Transfer Rates to Transmitted Data

Use the following figures when determining how much data is being transmitted:

  • A single bit can either be a 0 (zero) or a 1 (one).

  • It takes 8 bits to make a byte.

  • Kbps means kilobits per second.

  • One kilobit equals 1,000 bits.

  • Mbps means megabits per second.

  • One megabit equals 1,000,000 bits.


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