Understanding Internet Speed & Data

How Data Affects Your Internet Speed

There's only so much data available in a network. When too much data is consumed by one or two extreme users, it can cause problems for everyone else. That's why we’ve invested millions of dollars — and continue to do so — into our network to improve our quality of service and your online experience.

What's the Difference Between Internet Speed & Data?

When it comes to the Internet, knowing how much speed you need and how much data you consume is important.

 That’s why understanding the difference between speed and data is a critical part of your internet IQ!

  1. Internet Speed — The performance of an internet connection based on the rate of bits per second that data travels from a user's device to the Internet (upload) and from the Internet (download).

  2. Internet Data — Information processed or stored by a computer, such as text documents, images, audio/video clips, software programs or other types of data.


This infographic helps explain speed (bits per second) and data (bytes) — because the more you know about how you use the Internet the better your experience will be!