When will high-speed internet be coming to your area?

In the past few years, Google Fiber has been spreading slowly
across the U.S., and its recent acquisition will bring it to five additional cities.
With a goal to reduce cost and increase availability of high-speed internet,
along with its recent license with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC),
the service’s growth is ready for the fast lane. Here are six things you need
to know about it. 


It’s been developing
slowly, until now

Many people assumed Google Fiber would be up and running in
all major cities almost instantly — it was a Google product, after all. Obviously,
that wasn’t the case. But now we’re seeing some light at the end of the tunnel,
since the service is focused on 5G. Thanks to its acquisition of Webpass, a
company that was invested in 5G networks and wireless technology, along with a
license granted by the FCC to explore “experimental radio service” in 12 cities
over the next two years, the tech giant is planning to plow ahead.

Cities currently
offering Google Fiber

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Austin, TX
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Kansas City, KS
  • Nashville, TN
  • Provo, UT
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • The Raleigh-Durham-Chapel
    Hill (Triangle) area, NC

on Google Fiber’s radar

The following cities have been confirmed as
upcoming Fiber locations:

  • Huntsville, AL
  • Irvine, CA
  • San Antonio, TX
  • San Francisco, CA

Potential locations include:

  • Chicago, IL
  • Dallas, TX
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Louisville, KY
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Portland, OR

Speeds you can

No question
about it, Google Fiber speeds are very fast. A gigabit per second, or 1,000
Mbps, is attractive, especially for households that have multiple internet
users and devices. Multiple computers, laptops, mobile devices, and tablets can
really bring down a traditional internet connection. With Fiber, multiple devices
can stream simultaneously without causing any performance issues.

Google Fiber is affordable

The monthly
cost of Google Fiber varies depending on your location, but each city’s cost is
relatively in the same ballpark. If you live in Charlotte, for example, you can
get internet plus TV for $130 a month, plus an additional $10 if you want to
add Fiber Phone.

These prices don’t include applicable taxes and
fees, but they’re quite affordable for the speed delivered.

Get more than high-speed internet

Along with quicker internet connection, you can add Fiber TV
and Fiber Phone. TV grants you access to 150+ channels, and with Google Cast
built in, you can watch anything on your mobile phone or computer on your TV

With Fiber phone, you can receive unlimited nationwide
calling for an additional $10 per month to your bill. Google also offers its
users spam-filtering, which many would agree is worth the extra cost.