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Re: [Internet] Bell Internet Performance - Slow speed

said by TheOptimus:

you have mention some different between kB and kb. i don't understand it ?
Small "b" in kb = kilobit
Big "B" in kB = kiloByte

There is a difference. Big difference.

1 kilobit = 0.125 kiloBytes.

600kb/s (as you wrote it) = 75kB/s

Bells throttle is about 240kb/s = 30kB/s

Small b and big B is very significant when you ask questions and think you have problems with DSL.

In either case, you should see lots more than 600kb/s (as what you stated).

Google, "convert bits to bytes".

Also. Some websites use a kilo as meaning 1024 to convert bits to bytes, and some use the kilo as being 1000 to convert bits to bytes.

Storage "kilo" has historically been 1024 (ie hard disk capacity)

You want to you 1000.

Even some ISP's confuse the two and count B/W usage with 1024 when it should be 1000... anyhow.

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small b = bits
big B = bytes

if you're counting in bytes ... kilo = 1024, mega = 1024 * 1024

if you're counting bits per second kilo = 1000, mega = 1000 * 1000

This wonderful discrepancy that confuses the hell out of so many people is due to the fact that bits per second (bps) is a measure that comes from the communications industry where kilo & mega are the standard mathematical 10^3 and 10^6 values whereas bytes comes from the computer industry where kilo and mega are the values of 2^10 and 2^20 presumably chosen because they are the nearest powers of 2 to the mathematical Kilo and Mega!

so to convert say 8 Mbps (8 megabits per second) to KBps (Kilobytes/second)

8 Mbps = 1 Million Bytes per second (8 bits/byte)

1 Million Bytes /sec = 976.5625 KBps (0.95347 MBps)