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

Definition of gigabit

: one billion bits

Examples of gigabit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Comcast's cable Internet still has a heavy emphasis on download speeds, as even its gigabit-download service only comes with 35Mbps uploads. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 8 Oct. 2020 From July through August 2021, researchers measured internet performance in a house in Hyde Park and one in South Shore — both households were paying for gigabit internet service from Xfinity (Comcast). Darcel Rockett, Chicago Tribune, 10 May 2022 Each access point also has a 1 GHz quad-core processor and 2 gigabit ports. Anthony Karcz, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2022 There are entire cities now that claim gigabit internet status—ISPs in those places, frequently municipally owned or a utility company, offer connections of 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) or more. Eric Griffith, PCMAG, 18 Feb. 2022 Parts of Indiana are also available for one-gigabit internet, for speeds up to 1,000 mbps, from $109.99 a month for 12 months. Claire Rafford, The Indianapolis Star, 20 July 2021 Residential Internet is available for $89 per month, which provides Ting’s gigabit fiber Internet with speeds of 1,000 megabits per second. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Mar. 2022 Many of them are probably going to want to stick with Intel for now, as the M1 Mac mini only has a gigabit Ethernet port, whereas the Intel Mac mini is configurable to have a 10Gb port. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, 19 Nov. 2020 Chattanooga, one of the first cities in the country to host a gigabit-speed network, is getting a new chief information officer. Isabelle Bousquette, WSJ, 14 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of gigabit

1970, in the meaning defined above

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22 Jul 2022

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“Gigabit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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