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A kilobit is 1000 (kilo-), as in SI, bits.[1] A bit is either 0 (off) or 1 (on). The kilobit is usually written as kbit or kb.[1][2] Kibibit is similar, except it has 1024 (power of two) bits instead of 1000. They are sometimes confused.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Definitions of the SI units: The binary prefixes". Retrieved 2011-11-29.
  2. "Units: K". 2002-10-01. Retrieved 2011-11-29.