What is data?

In this course, you'll learn how all the things you do on the internet come to your device in the form of data.

Data is just a way of measuring how much you use the internet each month. For internet providers, quantities of data used determines how much to charge for an internet service. And data is part of how we know if an internet connection is fast or slow.

In the following activities, you'll learn what data is, why you need data, why you might want to buy more data, how to buy more data, and how data is measured.

Watch this short video to get an idea of what data is and what uses the most data.