# How do I convert megabits to gigabytes?

**What's the difference between the megabit download speed, and the megabyte download speed?**

The **megabit** is a multiple of the unit bit for digital information and it is used for download speeds. And a megabyte is used for file size or a JPEG image etc. There are 8 Megabits in one **Megabyte**. That means if you want to download one megabyte file in one second, then you will need 8 megabits of internet speed. If you have an internet connection of 16 Megabit per second, so you can download 2 MB/s (Megabyte per second).

**Is the internet speed measured by "megabytes per second" or "megabits per second"?**

Internet speed is measured in bits per second. So we use megabits to represent internet speed. On the other hand, we use megabytes to measure the amount of digital information. For example, a blank CD-ROM has 700 MB capacity. One Mbit is equal to 0.125 MB, and there are 125 Megabytes in one Gigabit. For example, if you have an internet connection of 10 Gigabit per second, that means you get 1250 Megabytes of data per second.

**How do I convert megabits to gigabytes?**

A gigabyte (abbreviated as GB) is a unit of measurement in computers with the prefix giga. And 1 Gigabyte is equal to 8,000 Megabits (abbreviated as Mbit). Megabits represent Internet speed. If you have a 1 Mbit of a connection in one second, you can download 125,000 bytes in one second.

One byte contains 8 bits. And one gigabyte is equivalent to 8,000,000,000 bits or 8,000 megabits.