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Gigabit Ethernet
Last modified: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 

Abbreviated GbE, a version of Ethernet, which supports data transfer rates of 1 Gigabit (1,000 megabits) per second. The first Gigabit Ethernet standard (802.3z) was ratified by the IEEE 802.3 Committee in 1998.

Also see the Ethernet Designations chart in the Quick Reference section of Webopedia.

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1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet
Lists resources specific to the 1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet system (IEEE 802.3z).

Gigabit Ethernet Overview
Presents a survey of Gigabit Ethernet technology.

Gigabit Ethernet Tutorials and Resources
Good collection of links to Gigabit Ethernet documents, including papers, tutorials, and articles. This page is hosted by the InterOperability Lab at the University of New Hampshire.

IEEE Gigabit Ethernet Information
Working documents of the group developing the IEEE 802.3z Gigabit Ethernet standard.

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