When you perform an action on the Internet, be it opening a website or sending an email, it is the speed in which the data gets transferred that determines how quickly you get a response, and ultimately, how fast your Internet speeds are. The speed of this data transfer is measured in megabits per second (Mbps), with one megabit being equal to 1,024 kilobits. This means that 1 Mbps is 1,000 faster than 1 Kilobit per second (Kbps). The high-speed Internet connection we are all familiar with, broadband, requires download speeds of at least 768 Kbps and upload speeds of at least 200 Kbps to be classified as such. There is often quite a substantial difference in download and upload speeds, with download speeds being considerably faster than upload speeds.