In the past few years, Alphabet’s Access division has discontinued Fiber’s 100Mbps plan and traditional television to optimize its offering for new customers. Google Fiber announced today that it will begin testing 2 Gigabit plans next month.
That doubling applies to “customers in internet-intensive households who may need more than one gig to do their thing, whatever that is.” Downloading 2 gigabits and uploading 1 gigabit costs $ 100 per month. That’s only $ 30 more than the existing Gigabit plan.
Subscribers receive an unspecified Wi-Fi 6 router and mesh extender. Google Fiber says it can offer faster speeds because of its “approach to network design”
Google Fiber Networks are designed so that with the right in-home hardware, our customers have enough capacity to reach 2 gig (and even faster) speeds. Our approach to network design enables us to keep our customers connected at the fastest speeds available.
This offer will be available next month in Nashville, Tennessee and Huntsville, Alabama. After the preview period, it will be available to all customers in these two cities “later this year”.
Testing in other cities will begin this fall with a launch in “most” Google Fiber and Google Fiber Webpass cities in early 2021. Fiber is currently available in 19 cities.
Game changers, superusers, and families who need more of their internet can join the Google Fiber Trusted Tester program to be among the first to take advantage of the extra speed. Our testers help us ensure we are bringing the best possible products and services to market for our customers, and we appreciate your help! Register here to be one of the first to test 2 Gig in your city.
The team behind Google Fiber also teased “many more product launches to come” today.
Our goal is to continue delivering breakthrough speeds at competitive prices with the customer service that Google Fiber is known for.
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