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Bandwidth
Bandwidth

In electronic communication terms, bandwidth is the difference in the range of frequencies used on a particular transmission channel. Signal frequency is measured in hertz, which is the number of cycles of change per second (http://searchNetworking.com, 2004).

Bandwidth is also used in computer terminology as the amount of digital data, measured in bits (short for binary digits) per second (J. Hall, 2001: 247), that can be transmitted along a network. It ranges from narrowband (the conventional dial-up method on a computer) to highspeed delivery known as broadband which allows users to view pages on the world wide web faster, send and receive emails without delay, download files quicker and always-on access to the Internet (BBCi, 2003).

Feldman and De Wolk both use the common analogy of a ...

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