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What is Internet bandwidth?

What is Internet bandwidth?

If you're as old as I am, you might remember FTPing large Photoshop files and using up all the Internet bandwidth.  "How much longer?" Frank in the next cube over would yell, angry because his “Ask Jeeves” search was taking forever, since your file was hogging all the...

Why is my Internet so slow?

Why is my Internet so slow?

You're trying to send an email with a relatively small attachment, and it’s just sitting there.  "Why is my Internet so slow?" you ask, watching the send bar moving slowly. "Aren't I paying $79.95/month for blazing-fast speeds?" (or whatever buzzword your Internet...

What is packet loss?

What is packet loss?

When you're watching a video on YouTube, scrolling through Instagram or shopping on a website, it's hard to imagine the information you see is actually made of small data packets. Sometimes, the packets get sent out of order or take different paths through the...