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Blog // Connect Michigan

TECH WEEK: Bandwidth Basics - What Are Mbps and How Many Do I Need?

By Connected Nation

 It's #techweek in America, and Connected Nation is kicking it off by bringing you back to the basics by helping all of us understand what exactly bandwidth is all about and what your speed means.  For starters, all online activities require bandwidth, which is measured in megabits per second (Mbps). Internet service providers (ISPs) generally charge more for additional bandwidth, but is the extra speed worth the extra cost? Getting the right connection can save money without sacrificing a quality online experience, and knowing bandwidth basics can help you make an informed decision. What is a bit and what is a byte?A bit is the...

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