Megabits and megabytes explained

Q. I hear people in the media talking about 100 megabit per second download speeds. Does this mean I can download 100 megabytes per second?
Thanks, John

A. Hi John! The YOURLifeChoices office was also perplexed by this one for a short while. It turns out that megabits and megabytes are two entirely different things, despite their similar names. A speed of 100 megabits, whilst sounding incredibly impressive, will net you a maximum download speed of 12.5 megabytes a second.

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