What is Google Fiber and How Much Does it Cost?

Google Fiber is one of the service providers that fall under Alphabet Inc.’s Access and Energy business unit. There was a time when it seemed as though Google Fiber was riding to the rescue of telecom customers who were fed up at the prices that they had to pay for Internet service that wasn’t quite as good as what they wanted, but that initial promise had failed to material, so much so that there are some people who hold discussions about whether it has failed as a business or not. While there are legitimate arguments that can be made for both sides of that particular debate, the important thing is that Google Fiber is continuing to provide fiber to the premises Internet service in a number of markets situated throughout the United States, thus making it a potential choice for consumers in those markets who are interested in either broadband Internet or IPTV or both.

What Does Google Fiber Cost Interested Individuals?

Luckily, interested individuals should have no problems finding out price information for Google Fiber. First, they should head on over to the Google Fiber website, where they should be able to find a list of cities where its services are available to interested individuals. Currently, there are 19 such cities, though it should be mentioned that 7 of the 19 cities have their services offered through Webpass, which was one of the companies bought out by Alphabet Inc. So long as interested individuals fall into one of the cities listed on Google Fiber’s website, they can click on the right link to get more information about what they can get as well as what they can expect to pay for it.

For example, let us suppose that an interested party comes from Atlanta. In total, there are four residential plans for them, which are called Fiber 100, Fiber 1000, Fiber 100 + TV, and Fiber 1000 + TV. Of course, there are important differences between these plans, but it should be mentioned that there are some very important commonalities as well. For example, none of the plans contain data caps, which are a common source of frustration for consumers because they have been known to pop up even in Internet service plans that are supposed to provide unlimited data. Likewise, none of the plans come with annual contracts, meaning that interested individuals can just cancel them whenever they want.

Moving on, Fiber 1000 is better than Fiber 100 but comes at an increased cost. In short, Fiber 1000 comes with a speed that can go as high as 1,000 MBs per second, while Fiber 100 comes with a speed that can go as high as 100 MBs per second. More practically, this means that Fiber 1000 lets interested individuals download a HD movie in as little as 40 seconds while Fiber 100 lets interested individuals do the same in as little as 6 minutes. Besides this, it should be mentioned that Fiber 1000 comes with a terabyte’s worth of cloud storage, which works out to around 200,000 songs or 500,000 photos.

Meanwhile, the TV options are the same as their TVless counterparts save that they come with additional features in the form of access to more than 150 channels as well as a TV box that lets them record 8 shows at the same time. There is no additional cost for the first TV box, but there is an option to rent a total of 5 additional TV boxes in exchange for an additional $10 per TV box per month. Suffice to say that makes for a lot of great content, which should be more than enough to keep most people occupied in their spare time.

Price-wise, the Fiber 100 costs $50 per month while the Fiber 1000 costs $70 per month. Meanwhile, the TV option works out to around $90, which is why Fiber 100 + TV costs $140 per month while Fiber 1000 + TV costs $160 per month. Based on this, it should be clear that Google Fiber offers a competitive package to interested individuals, meaning that it is well worth checking out for people living in the right places. This is even true for business owners because Google Fiber offers Internet service for small businesses at very reasonable prices as well.


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