Throughput is the amount of data that can be transferred over your Internet connection at one point in time. kbps or Kilo Bits Per Second is the rate at which 1000 bits of data travels across your internet connection. A bit is the smallest unit of digital information. 8 bits make up 1 byte. The test shows the current throughput you can get on your Internet connection. 1 Mbit/s = one million bits per second.
Factors such as network congestion and other downloads in progress can affect the available throughput. The results of the test can be affected by any network congestion between you and online test servers. If you have other downloads in progress this can also affect the results. Test servers calculate the speed of your Internet connection by calculating the time it takes to download a predefined set of data.
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