mega·​bit | \ ˈme-gə-ˌbit How to pronounce megabit (audio) \

Definition of megabit

: one million bits

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Verizon promises average download speeds of 450 megabits per second — about 10 times faster than the latest 4G services. Hiawatha Bray,, "Verizon debuts super-fast 5G wireless service in Providence," 2 July 2019 In Germany, for instance, where Telefonica’s local unit is one of three players, the regulator has stipulated that 98 percent of households and all main transport routes must have 100 megabit-per-second network coverage by the end of 2022. Alex Webb | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "When Digitization Isn’t The Answer to Your Prayers," 10 May 2019 That’s 60 times faster than the national average of 30 Mbps (megabits per second). Bob O'donnell, USA TODAY, "5G could change everything. Here’s what you need to know before you buy into the tech," 29 July 2019 For instance, Sprint’s new service in Dallas is reportedly running at 300 megabits or more. Hiawatha Bray,, "5G is coming, but there’s really no need to rush in," 17 June 2019 Using a Telebras satellite, the two companies expect to offer up to 25 megabits per second speeds to Community Wi-Fi users. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Viasat expands Community Wi-Fi into Brazil to help close the digital divide," 12 July 2019 Broadband internet is defined as speeds of at least 25 megabits per second; most homes with internet service have 50 to 100 mbps., "Internet service to be available in rural parts of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois through Microsoft-Watch Communications partnership," 12 July 2019 Amazon's application didn't specify prices or exact speeds in megabits or gigabits per second. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Amazon plans nationwide broadband—with both home and mobile service," 8 July 2019 Using high-band spectrum, the transmitters covered only 11.6 percent of the United States population at a speed of 100 megabits per second and only 3.9 percent at 1 gigabit per second. Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times, "What Trump’s Huawei Reversal Means for the Future of 5G," 1 July 2019

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1956, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of megabit

computers : one million bits

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