Kilobits Per Second (Kbps)
Definition - What does Kilobits Per Second (Kbps) mean?
Techopedia explains Kilobits Per Second (Kbps)
The use of bits as a base data rate was more common in the era of limited data storage and transmission. Throughout the last few decades, both microprocessor speed and hard drive capacity have increased tremendously, so that today’s measurements are now usually based on bytes, and on larger denominations of these eight-bit units. For example, new technologies offer data storage in terabytes, and data transmission in terms like kilobytes per second.