The speed at which your can connect to the Internet, usually measured in Kbps. Common connections might be a 56Kbps modem, cable modem, DSL, or T1 line.
Connection speed refers to the speed at which you can receive and send information over a access line. Many factors affect connection speed, such as: Access lines: Telephone lines can provide only limited bandwidth. 56K modems on analog telephone lines connect at rates anywhere between 28 - 56 KBPS (kilobytes per second). In comparison, ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) lines connect at speeds up to 3 times faster than telephone lines, and DSL connect at speeds up to 10 times faster. Graphics: Web pages that contain numerous graphics require more time to download. Processor speed: Older computers, with slower processors, are unable to match the speed of newer computer models. Demand: The number of people attempting to access the same data as you can slow down your connection speed. At peak times, systems slow down because of the amount of stress placed by fulfilling many data requests.