Huge Pipes

What Does Huge Pipes Mean?

The term “huge pipes” is used to refer to a high-speed or high-bandwidth Internet connection.


Huge pipes are also known as fat pipes.

Techopedia Explains Huge Pipes

The application of the term “huge pipes” is often made relative to an average amount of Internet bandwidth — for example, individuals could use the term to refer to the Google Fiber initiative that is replacing traditional Internet delivery systems with high-speed fiber optic line in a pilot program in several chosen cities. Those analyzing bandwidth may also look at Internet bandwidth and speed around the world. In general, high bandwidth is needed for things like streaming video, videoconferencing, and real-time data backup, as well as industry uses of the Internet such as telemedicine.


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