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How much stuff you can send through a connection. Usually measured in bits-per-second. A full page of English text is about 16,000 bits. A fast modem can move about 57,000 bits in one second. Full-motion full-screen video would require roughly 10,000,000 bits-per-second, depending on compression. Bandwidth is mostly responsible for how slow or how fast you can access pages on the internet.

See also: Bit, bps, T-1

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