giga·​bit | \ ˈji-gə-ˌbit How to pronounce gigabit (audio) , ˈgi- How to pronounce gigabit (audio) \

Definition of gigabit

: one billion bits

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One our favorites is Netgear's Nighthawk AC 1750 gigabit router. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "Today's the Day to Replace That Busted Router and Upgrade Your Internet," 20 Feb. 2019 The drive features the aforementioned 4TB capacity, and a USB 3.0 connection that promises up to 5 gigabits per second transfer speeds with compatible ports on your PC. Ian Paul, PCWorld, "B&H has a 4TB external hard drive for $20 cheaper than anywhere else today," 3 Apr. 2018 Wyler dismissed reports in Russian media that setbacks with the satellites (each weighing 145 kilograms and carrying 10 gigabits per second of capacity) were the reason for the delay. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Rocket Report: Exos flies, China sets launch record, new Falcon Heavy data," 31 Aug. 2018 Comcast's gigabit cable service is now available to nearly all of the 58 million homes and businesses in the company's US territory, Comcast announced yesterday. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Comcast gigabit cable ($105 with 1TB data cap) now available in 39 states," 19 Oct. 2018 The town plans to charge $79 a month for standalone Internet service with gigabit download and upload speeds and no data caps, though the price could rise to $99 a month if fewer than 40 percent of households buy the service. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Comcast rejected by small town—residents vote for municipal fiber instead," 11 Dec. 2018 Final technical standards for the most robust levels of 5G that could offer download speeds of 20 gigabits per second aren’t even expected to be completed until next year. Dan Gallagher, WSJ, "Dial Down the 5G Hype," 2 Jan. 2019 Small and medium-sized businesses can now purchase Spectrum Business Internet Gig in any market where the gigabit offering is available to home customers. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Charter’s gigabit cable with no data caps is ready for 27 million homes," 26 June 2018 Other specs and features include a 4,000mAh battery, IP67 water resistance, gigabit LTE, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and Qualcomm QuickCharge 4.0+. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "The new Razer Phone 2 tries again to make the 120Hz gamer phone a thing," 11 Oct. 2018

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1970, in the meaning defined above

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