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What is throughput?
Throughput is the amount of data moved successfully from one place (e.g., your computer) to another (e.g., a website on the Internet) in a given time period.
What does SpeedTest do?
Tbaytel's SpeedTest measures the throughput of the connection from your computer to our network location. This is also known has your Internet connection.
What does the test measure?
Ping time - This measures the latency or time delay between your computer and the speed test server. The lower that this number is, the less the time delay is. Example: Playing online games or doing Voice or Video Conferencing over the Internet.
Download Speed - This measures how fast you can receive information from the Internet. Example: Downloading music or videos.
Upload Speed - This measures how fast you can send information to the Internet. Example: sending an E-mail with a large attachment or posting pictures on Facebook.
1.5 Mbps 28 seconds 3 Mbps 14 seconds 5 Mbps 9 seconds 8 Mbps 6 secondsHere is an example of how long it would take to download a 30 minute video (approx 240 MB file size):
1.5 Mbps 21 minutes 3 Mbps 11 minutes 5 Mbps 6 minutes 8 Mbps 4 minutes * Speeds are typically measured in Bits per Second 1 Mbps = Megabits per second = 1,000 kbps 1 kbps = Kilobits per second = 1,000 bits per second ** Files Sizes are typically measured in Bytes 1 MB = Megabyte = 1,024 KB 1 KB = Kilobyte = 1,024 Bytes