"Bandwidth is like the soul -- everyone thinks they know what you mean when you discuss it, but they are probably thinking about something entirely different. "
"Think of your Internet like a water pipe, where you're sending water out through one pipe and bringing it in through another. Bandwidth is like the size of the pipe and the volume of water it can send or receive at any point. Latency is like water pressure; it's the speed at which water goes through the pipe."
"And people usually mix bandwidth with data transfer. However, actually they are two different items. Data transfer is the actual amount of data that is transferred. And bandwidth refers the maximum amount of data that can be transferred per second. That is to say, Bandwidth is like a riverbed while data transfer is the water flowing in this riverbed. So wider the riverbed (bandwidth) is, faster the water (data transfer) flows."
"Bandwidth is like putty in the hands of entrepreneurs--new regulations are cement."
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