bits per second


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bits per second

A benchmark for speed of data transmission. The state of the art in the late 1990s was 56 kbit/s. The current broadband speeds range up to 2,488,000 kbit/s.
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To create a movie running at a rate of 30 pictures per second requires a flow of at least 240 million bits per second.
Cheung of Bellcom's Holmdel facility have shown that LEDs of both the surface-emitting and edge-emitting variety can produce enough power to send a signal of 140 million bits per second (a technologically reasonable rate) over several kilometers of fiber.
37 trillion bitkilometers per second, in taking a signal of 20 billion bits per second over a fiber 68.