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Glossary of Computer and Internet Terms
A glossary of computer and Internet terms with definitions that are easy to understand.
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Latency is the term used for the amount of time it takes to move a packet of data across a network. As soon as a packet is sent and the computer is waiting to confirm receipt this is know as latent time. The latency and bandwidth speed are the two main factors in how quickly your connection speed is.