Gigabyte – Gig – GB

A gigabyte is 1024 megabytes (a megabyte is eight times a megabit). You will also hear it referred to as a Gig, or written as GB.

In relation to broadband packages you will often see GB with reference to the broadband package download allowance (the amount of data – webpages, songs, film trailers, emails, attachments – you are allowed to download in a month with that particular package).

Remember that a GB download allowance refers to an amount of data, not the download speed transfer rate.

By Sarah at UK Broadband Finder
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