mega·​bit | \-ˌbit \

Definition of megabit 

: one million bits

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Official figures show that as of March, the country had 673 Wi-Fi public access hotspots and that 27,316 people had signed up for a new home-access service, most of them at the cheapest and slowest connection rate of 1 megabit per second. Nora Gámez Torres, miamiherald, "Radio and TV Martí sneaked in same forbidden technology that landed Alan Gross in Cuban jail | Miami Herald," 30 Mar. 2018 That means a single home computer with a 100 megabit-per-second upload capacity from its ISP is capable of bombarding a target with a once-unimaginable 5 terabits per second of traffic, at least in theory. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "US service provider survives the biggest recorded DDoS in history," 5 Mar. 2018 Most Comcast cable modems in the Houston area use the older DOCSIS 3.0, and max out at speeds of 300 megabits per second. Dwight Silverman, Houston Chronicle, "Comcast rolls out gigabit internet service throughout Houston," 5 Mar. 2018 Viasat, the company offering the Internet service, is charging $150 a month for its fastest plan of up to 100 megabits per second. Jonathan Vanian, Fortune, "Viasat CEO Talks New Satellite Internet Service and SpaceX," 27 Feb. 2018 But for raw speed, T-Mobile actually had the most cities where download speeds averaged at least 20 megabits per second, with 97 out of 125 hitting that level. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Verizon Has the Best Network, According to Another New Ranking," 6 Feb. 2018 Speeds can top 1 megabit per second, which is essentially the gap between a 3G and 4G cellular network. Clifford Atiyeh, Car and Driver, "Hyundai Plans Gigabit Ethernet for Some In-Car Networks, but What Does That Mean?," 29 Jan. 2018 Brumfield said problems still exist with wireless internet service, such as dense trees that tend to slow down internet speeds up to 200 megabits. Michelle Iracheta, Houston Chronicle, "Shenandoah residents may get high-speed internet soon," 18 Jan. 2018 Here are Comcast's new top speeds in four categories, along with standard rates and promotional rates: Performance Starter: 15 megabits per second, up from 10 Mbps (uploads remain at 2 Mbps. Mike Rogoway,, "Comcast speed boost goes live - but you have to activate it," 9 Jan. 2018

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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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