Kilobits vs. Kilobytes
When looking at T1/DSL/ISDN/Dial up speeds, be aware that the speeds are listed in Kilobits per second (Kbps) and not Kilobytes per second (KB/s). This is important to understand the speed you will actually receive when your T1/DSL/ISDN/Dial up circuit is up and running and you begin downloading or uploading information over the Internet or your network. Below is a comparison table of the differences between a Kilobit and a Kilobyte.
*Based on transferring a 1 MB file over a network with no congestion. Times are approximate.