Line data rate

Meaning – The term line data rate, refers to the rate of data transmission over a telecommunication link.

Line rate is physical (sync) speed at which you router communicates with the equipment directly connected to the other end of the telephone line in the exchange. It is determined by a number of factors:

  • How near you are to the exchange (i.e. line length).
  • The quality and length of any telephone extension cables in your home.
  • The speed and quality of your router or modem.
  • Whether all broadband micro filters are correctly installed.

Once set, your line speed remains largely stable, only changing if one of the above factors changes significantly.

Example of usage“The speed at which data is transferred within the computer or between a peripheral device and the computer, measured in bytes per second, is known as line data rate.”