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Old 2008.08.19, 01:29 PM   #2
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Internet/networking companies reference your speed by kilobits or megabits or gigabits per second, instead of kilobytes or megabytes or gigabytes per second. There are 8 bits in a byte, therefore if you rate something in bits, it makes the amount seem like 8 times more to the untrained consumer.

500kbps is more like 62 KB/s. That's under ideal circumstances, without any bottlenecks on the other end, for wherever you are uploading to.
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