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  Here’s how to find out just how fast your current internet-connection speed is:   Open your preferred Web browser and go to   Rogers Speed Check. Click   Check Your Speed   and then   Begin Test   in the new window that will be opened. Watch while Rogers Speed Check measures your download and upload speeds.   Jargon Buster   Upload:   This is how fast your internet connection allows you send files to other computers or online resources. Measured in Kbps (or Mbps on faster connections), higher is better.   Download:   This is how fast your internet connection allows you to receive files. Measured in Mbps (or Kbps on slower connections), higher is better.   Mbps:   Stands for megabits per second. A megabit is a measure of data speed, not to be confused with a megabyte which is a measure of data storage. There are eight megabits in a megabyte. In other words, divide the speed in megabits per second (Mbps) by eight to get the megabytes per second (MB/s).   How fast is 250 Mbps?   Song download (5 MB) – Less than a second Movie trailer (60 MB) – Less than 2 seconds Full-length movie (700 MB) – Less than 23 seconds HD movie (4 GB) – 2 minutes, 11 seconds   How fast is 6 Mbps?   Song download (5 MB) – 7 seconds Movie trailer (60 MB) – 1 minute, 20 seconds Full-length movie (700 MB) – 16 minutes
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