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Google Fiber hits 20 Gbps in field trial

2022-09-28 18:37 by


Google Fiber is touting a test that delivered 20Gbps download speeds to a house in Kansas City, calling it a milestone on the path to offering 100Gbps symmetrical Internet. The company said it will also offer new multi-gigabit tiers in the near future.

"We used to get asked, 'who needs a gig?' Today it's no longer a question," Google Fiber CEO Dinni Jain wrote in a blog post yesterday. "Every major provider in the US seems to have now gotten the gigabit memo, and it's only going up from there - some providers are already offering 2, 5, 8, even 10 Gig products."

Google Fiber currently offers two plan options: 1-gigabit download speeds for $70 per month and a 2-gig plan for $100 monthly. The 2-gig option is currently the cheapest 2Gbps plan among major internet providers: AT&T Fiber's 2Gbps tier is $110, Verizon Fios and Ziply Fiber feature plans at $120, and Frontier's Fiber 2-gig is $150.

Regarding speed, the fastest residential plan in the US currently belongs to EPB, a telecom in Chattanooga, Tennessee. EPB announced a 25Gbps speed tier in late August that costs $1,500 per month.

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