Definitions for "Modem speed"
Keywords:  bps, kbps, reconverts, facsimile, speed
The speed at which a modem connects to the Internet. Standard modem speeds are 14.4 Kbps, 28.8 Kbps, 33.6 Kbps, 56 Kbps, and ISDN (128 Kbps). Commercial T1 (1.5 Mbps) and T3 (44.736 Mbps) lines are high-speed connections that do not require a modem.
Each modem is rated for the amount of information it can process per second. These ratings are stated in bits per second (bps). Modems come in speeds ranging from 14,400 bps to 56,000 bps.
The speed at which a modem can transmit data along a phone line, measured in bits per second (bps). Also called line speed.