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Megabits per Second (Mbit/s or Mb/s)

Measurement unit to specify the speed of a local or wide-area network connection; i.e., the number of bits that can be transmitted over a wire in a single second. Ethernet LANs operate at speeds of 10 Mbit/s. A T1 WAN connection operates at 1.544 Mbit/s.