In the simplest sense Mbps refers to the speed of your internet – the higher the Mbps, the faster your internet. Mbps stands for ‘megabits per second’ and it measures internet bandwidth… but what does that mean?
Bandwidth is the download and upload rate of your connection. This doesn’t just mean downloading files onto your device but everything you do online is downloading the information onto your browser for viewing.
So, to watch YouTube videos or Netflix without buffering or loading photos on Instagram both require you to download that information quickly from the internet onto your computer or mobile device. This particularly becomes important for online gaming where lag could cost you the game.
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