B channel

See bearer channel.


The part of most networks that connects multiple segments together to form a LAN. The backbone usually has a higher speed than the segments. See also local area network, segment (LAN).


In network communications, the amount of data that can be sent across a wire in a given time. Each communication that passes along the wire decreases the amount of available bandwidth.

bandwidth throttling

A method of ensuring that a bandwidth-intensive device, such as a server or your ISP, will limit (throttle) the quantity of data it transmits and/or accepts within a specified period of time. For servers, bandwidth throttling helps limit network congestion and server crashes. For ISPs, bandwidth throttling ...

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