Internet speed

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Internet speed

The performance of an Internet connection, which is based on the number of bytes per second that data travels from the user's device to the Internet (upload) and from the Internet (download). Depending on the type of connection, the speed differs dramatically. The download rate is higher than the upload, because a short request to the website (upload) results in a much larger download of Web pages, images and videos.

Internet access via cable, DSL, FiOS and satellite is priced on maximum download/upload speeds. Pricing from a cellular carrier is based on bytes of data transfer in both directions (see carrier data plans), and the download speed can vary significantly depending on current location and activity.

Speed Tests from SPEEDTEST.NET
The top results were the Mac's Internet speeds measured from the SpeedTest website, and the rest came from the SpeedTest Android app. The Mac is wired to the Wi-Fi router, and the router is wired to the Internet via cable modem (see wireless router). Ping is the round trip time to transmit a packet and receive a response. Notice that the website reports Mbps, while the app shows Kbps.

Eight Miles Away
Cellular speeds can vary dramatically with the same carrier. The tests in the previous image were made in a rural location, while this one was taken in a small town.
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at the same time, the download rate must at least double as part of this funding measure and the upload rate must increase at least in the same proportion to the output bandwidth.
A recent survey from OpenSignal found T-Mobile had the fastest network on average with a download rate of 16Mbps, short of the current standard for wired broadband.
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The International Telecommunications Union, an agency of the United Nations, has already set the benchmarks that any technology has to exceed before it can call itself 5G: a minimum peak download rate of 20Gbps and a 10Gbps peak upload rate.
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At 300Mbps, or a download rate of around 35 megabytes per second, it would take just under a minute to burn more than 2GB of mobile data.
The MIT team had last year showed their Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) transmitted data between the Moon and Earth at a download rate of 622 Mbps per second, which is said to be faster than any radio frequency system.
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We also evaluate to use an Artificial Neural Network (ANN) as a part of the upload and download rate adjustment mechanism.
29 ( ANI ): NASA's Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) transmitted data from lunar orbit to Earth at a rate of 622 Megabits-per-second (Mbps), the download rate of which is six times faster than previous state-of-the-art radio systems flown to the moon.