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Gigabit vs Gigabyte

Gigabit vs Gigabyte

The prefix "giga" mean a billion. So a Gigabit is 1 billion bits and a Gigabyte is 1 billion bytes.

There are 8 bits in a byte. So a Gigabyte is 8x bigger than a Gigabit.

A Gigabit internet connection is one that can transfer data at the rate of 1 Gigabit per second. A Gigabyte internet connection is 8x faster.

Content written and posted by Ken Abbott