Does Apple have a USB Ethernet Adapter that does Gigabit ? Why doesn't this product do gigabit ?

Apple USB Ethernet Adapter

Apple USB Ethernet Adapter

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    USB 2.0 cannot do gigabit. It's maximum speed is 0.48 gigabit. Practical speed limitations are lower. That's why *any* USB ethernet adapter will be limited to supporting only up to 100 megabit (0.1 gigabit) ethernet. If you need/want gigabit, you will need a thunderbolt to ethernet adapter.