Originally Posted by roland poland
Okay, here I am again. Asking questions.
So what exactly is bandwidth? I know it gets lower everytime you download something from the internet. But does it go back up when I delete the file from the computer?
If you mean in regards to a Braodband ISP/service. Then they use that term to tell you how much you can "download" in a specific period, allbeit they use it wrongly..lol.
For example, most of the cheap services this side of the pond enforce a 2GB monthly usage or bandwidth quota. Everytime you open a webpage, download a song, play an online game or whatever your using a chunk of that "bandwidth" up. Equally it works when your uploading a file to a server or again playing an online game It doesnt make any difference if you delete the file from your computer or not, as its already been downloaded from the internet.
Some companies also use the term to reflct the speed of your service. 2meg for example means in theory you could download something at 2mb/sec, but in practice with contention and your
distance from the exchange you'll never achieve anything near that speed.