Definition of gigabit
: one billion bits
Recent Examples of gigabit from the Web
With Google Fiber out of the picture, Comcast stands to be the major beneficiary of the gigabit tax break.
Something that can only move over gigabit fiber optics?
These new wireless technologies, some of which are targeted for next generation 5G mobile networks, tap abundant, very high frequency airwaves to unleash gigabit-class speeds.
The inclusion of Qualcomm's (qcom, +0.18%) Snapdragon 835 chip should allow the phone to reach gigabit-per-second download speeds, at least in theory, on Sprint's 4G LTE network.
Prices start at $50 a month for fiber Internet cable at speeds up to 100 megabits per second (Mbps) and go to $160 a month for gigabit Internet and 220 channels of TV.
With more than 300 gigabits per second of maximum capacity, ViaSat-2 has more than twice the bandwidth of the company’s first internet satellite, ViaSat-1, launched six years ago.
A full gigabit connection is enough to theoretically stream 40 videos from Netflix at once.
Google flirted with bringing gigabit connections to Portland for more than two years before dropping its plans last summer.
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