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(KiloBits or KiloBytes per SECond) One thousand bits or bytes per second. Kbps is a measurement of peripheral data transfer or network transmission speed. The correct abbreviation is "b" for bits and "B" for bytes; however, "b" and "B" are often interchanged. See space/time, Mbps and Gbps.

Lower Case "b" - Kbps, Kb/sec, Kb/s
Kilobits per second is used to rate serial data transmission devices such as analog modems.

Upper Case "B" - KB/sec, KB/s
Kilobytes per second is used to rate parallel data transfers such as from memory to disk in earlier computers.
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Telkom Vision which uses HFC network could send data with a speed of between 64 Kpbs to 512 Kbps.
The minimum bandwidth of 64 Kbps has already been increased to 256 Kpbs. Universities are monitoring bandwidth use, and it will be steadily increased.
broadband access at speeds exceeding 500 kpbs. For example, Verizon
(4.) The FCC defines high-speed connections to the Internet as those that deliver services at speeds exceeding 200 kilobits per second (kpbs) in at least one direction, while advanced services lines are connections that deliver services at speeds exceeding 200 kbps in both directions.
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So Naxos defaulted to the latter and delivered the lower bitrate of 20 kpbs (Justyn Baker, e-mail to McLane, 17 January 2005).
If one attempts a 1 kpbs data rate, the performance will not change because the bandwidth is still the same.