speed

The mantra of the Internet, where it means moving something rapidly. Speed usually describes how fast data can be transferred.

A popular slogan in the industry is "the need for speed," meaning users want fast connections and big bandwidth so that it doesn't take a long time to download a file or view a Web site. Speed also refers to the need for high-tech businesses to innovate quickly.

For example, "Silicon Valley has moved past the practices of the early visionaries, in part because of the speed of innovation."

See also : access  bandwidth  
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