Mbps stands for Megabits per second and GB stands for Gigabyte. The prefix Mega stands for one million, so one million bits per second is equal to one Mbps. The prefix Giga stands for one billion , so one billion bytes is equal to one GB. When you divide one billion by one million you get one thousand. There are also 8 bits in one byte, so 8 times one thousand Megabits are in one GB, which is 8000 Megabits. If you had a data plan with 1 GB to use, you would only be able to use 8000 Megabits. This sounds like a lot, but it isn’t as much as you think it is. Viasat has 10 plans that have data caps that range from 12 GB to 150 GB. This serves a wide range of families and individuals who need different plans. Streaming is one of the most common ways people use their data on their internet plans and Netflix recommends 25 Mbps for their services. You could see how streaming tv shows and movies all the time could use up your data plan quickly.