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A kilobit is 1000 (kilo-), as in SI, bits. A bit is either 0 (off) or 1 (on). The kilobit is usually written as kbit or kb. Kibibit is similar, except it has 1024 (power of two) bits instead of 1000. They are sometimes confused.
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- "Definitions of the SI units: The binary prefixes". Physics.nist.gov. http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/binary.html. Retrieved 2011-11-29.
- "Units: K". Unc.edu. 2002-10-01. http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/units/dictK.html. Retrieved 2011-11-29.