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6.9. How fast do files travel across the Internet?

That depends on the speed of the connection between your site and the remote host. When an FTP file transfer finishes, you'll see a line that says something like
37111 bytes received in 14 seconds (2.5 Kbytes/s)
which will tell you how fast your files are traveling. In this case, a 37K file was transferred in 14 seconds.

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