from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Computer Science One billion bits.
- n. Computer Science 1,073,741,824 (230) bits.
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- n. 109 bits, a thousand million (1,000,000,000) bits.
- n. 230 (1,073,741,824) bits.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a unit of information equal to 1000 megabits or 10^9 (1,000,000,000) bits
The communications chips can transfer information through optical fibres at a blistering 25 gigabits per second (a gigabit is a billion bits).
So look for routers that offer not just 10/100M (megabit) LAN ports but 10/100/1000M - otherwise known as "gigabit" - LAN ports.
Under the new rules, schools will be encouraged to upgrade to 1 gigabit, which is a thousand times faster than the 1 megabit service that many schools use today.
Not to mention, the idea of gigabit data flow is a tantalizing prospect indeed.
Once services such as gigabit ethernet are accessible, users will be able to transmit as much as they receive, making residential servers a reality.
In this article, we'll look at how MSOs can use wave division multiplexed passive optical network (WDM-PON) to leapfrog their competitors and move beyond technologies such as gigabit passive optical network (GPON) to deliver scalable, dedicated and secure high-bandwidth services to residential and business customers.
The device has the flexibility to be configured either as a XAUI or 10 GFC transceiver, and supports a wide data bandwidth range from 600Mbps to 3. 75Gbps per serial lane to address design challenges in a variety of applications such as gigabit Ethernet links or backplane and front plane connections.
The connection could provide speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second for 500,000 people, and more than 1100 cities made bids to be the first to get the service.
A medium-sized Internet provider might pay about $10,000 per month for a one gigabit per second connection to the Internet.
Korea: South Korea, which already boasts the world's fastest Internet speeds, is investing in an infrastructure program that would connect all homes to the Internet at a rate of one gigabit per second.