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Data Transfer Rates

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Data transfer rates are a measure of the amount of digital information that can be transmitted through a channel per second. Data transfer rates are also referred to as throughput rates. A number of factors determine data transfer rates, including bandwidth of the line, transmission impairments, distance, media type, and so on.

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