Download speed refers to the number of megabits of data per second required to download photos, videos, text, files, and audio from a server to your device. Downloading is required for activities such as listening to music on Spotify, downloading huge files, and viewing videos on Netflix.
Upload speed is the rate at which your computer can deliver data to another device or server on the internet. While downloading information is more prevalent, many online activities require information to be uploaded. Sending emails, playing live tournament-style video games, and using Zoom for video calls necessitate rapid upload speeds for sending data to a remote server.