Definitions for "Bits-Per-Second"
Keywords:  kilobit, modem, baud, dial, speed
A measurement of the volume of data transmitted from one place to another. A 28.8 modem can move 28,800 bits per second.
a measurement of how fast data is moved from one place to another. A 56.6 kbps (kilobit-per-second) modem should be able to move 56,600 bits per second of information. In reality though, dial-up connections range quite below this.
A measure of the speed of the information transmission over a communication line; often confused with baud.