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Re: Mbps per month is a strange unit

It's not a unit per se, you pay for capacity not usage. So 1Mbps per second of capacity for a whole month is $1.

If you want to work back from to get the per MB the value would be 1 ($) divided by the total number of bytes that _could_ be delivered which is 1 (Mbps) divided 8 (bits to get number of bytes you can transfer in one second) multiplied by 2,592,000 (assuming a 30 day month).

1 / ( (1 / 8) * 2,592,000) = 1 / 324,000 = $0.000003086 or $3.086x10-6 per Megabyte

which could be expressed as $3.24 per TB

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