The difference between the highest and lowest frequencies of a transmission channel (the width of its allocated band of frequencies).The term is often used erroneously to mean data rate or capacity - the amount of data that is, or can be, sent through a given communications circuit per second. [How is data capacity related to bandwidth?] [Jargon File]
Last updated: 2001-04-24
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