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 Then there’s the Motorola MG7700 cable modem & Wi-Fi router with gigabit internet support, which is perfect for anyone looking for a model that has built-in Wi-Fi as well. Maren Estrada, BGR, 14 May 2021 The monarch also geeked out a bit, promising her government will transform connectivity by rail and bus and extend 5G mobile coverage and gigabit capable broadband. Washington Post, 11 May 2021 Fiber networks such as Fios offer gigabit speeds in both directions., 9 May 2021 According to a report by the Analysis Group, cities that offer broadband at one gigabit per second report higher per-capita GDP compared to cities that lack those Internet speeds. Ritesh Mukherjee, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2021 The expense of constructing a network capable of delivering gigabit service is an expensive and daunting feat for a company in a strong financial position, let alone one that is in financial turmoil. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 15 Dec. 2020 Wi-Fi 5 brought the first routers capable of gigabit speeds over a wireless connection, with a maximum throughput of 3.5 gigabits per second. Dwight Silverman, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2021 The county's partnership with Cincinnati Bell will bring one-gigabit high-speed broadband to every address in the county. Chris Mayhew, The Enquirer, 25 Mar. 2021 The remaining LEDs are green and show activity on the BR200’s four gigabit Ethernet ports. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 21 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of gigabit

1970, in the meaning defined above

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23 May 2021

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“Gigabit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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