giga·bit | \ˈji-gə-ˌbit, ˈgi- \

Definition of gigabit 

: one billion bits

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San Diego County’s cable providers have recently boosted Internet speeds across their networks to a gigabit per second to handle the growing demands of streaming video. Mike Freeman,, "Cox, Spectrum upgrade networks to bring gigabit Internet speeds to San Diego," 11 July 2018 About 44 percent of small NYC businesses have no gigabit Internet option. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "NYC blasts broadband competition shortage as it pursues suit against Verizon," 20 Apr. 2018 Spectrum charges $125 a month for stand-alone gigabit Internet and $115 for a TV bundle. Mike Freeman,, "Cox, Spectrum upgrade networks to bring gigabit Internet speeds to San Diego," 11 July 2018 Comcast launched gigabit internet in Broward and Miami-Dade counties in early 2017. Doreen Christensen,, "Comcast launches 1-gigabit internet service in Palm Beach County," 3 Apr. 2018 The Ravens have also overhauled their in-stadium WiFi, which will now be able to handle 10 gigabits per second, a 500 percent increase from 2017. Katherine Fominykh,, "Ravens announce digital ticketing for game days, new 4K video boards at M&T Bank Stadium," 12 July 2018 Cox’s gigabit plan starts at $120 a month for Internet-only customers. Mike Freeman,, "Cox, Spectrum upgrade networks to bring gigabit Internet speeds to San Diego," 11 July 2018 Don’t let the low price fool you: Sonic is praised for its customer service, delivers internet speeds of up to 1 gigabit to some customers, and receives top marks for its privacy policies. Michael Hiltzik,, "Sonic is a small ISP that competes brilliantly with the big guys — so they're trying to throttle its business," 5 July 2018 In April, Charter announced additional gigabit rollouts in parts of California, Texas, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Ohio, North Carolina, and New York. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Charter’s gigabit cable with no data caps is ready for 27 million homes," 26 June 2018

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1970, in the meaning defined above

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