The main selling point of Google Fiber has been its gigabit web speed, but there has typically been a low-cost alternative such as the 100 Mbps plan for $50. On the other hand, that selection is ending. Google has declared that it no longer provides the 100 Mbps tier to new users—it is either nothing or the $70 GB plan. If you ask the firm, it is a copy of developing usage habits and Internet tech.
The service began at a time when gigabit speed was uncommon, and the average internet speed of the people in the US was “crawling in one digits,” as per Google. Flash forward to this year and it is a different story, with Comcast, AT&T, and others providing gigabit broadband alternatives. Google also highlighted to rapidly increasing requirement on internet connections such as smart home devices, streaming video, and (certainly) gaming.
Suitably, Google claimed that it might offer new Fiber users the choice to enroll for YouTube TV simultaneously, beginning this week.
To a level, the decision of Google reflects sensibly reality. You are classically selecting Fiber for the speed, so why opt for a plan that is neither predominantly fast nor the most affordable? This still takes an alternative away, though, and it may put Fiber out of reach for houses where $70 broadband is too pricey.
On a related note, residents in Austin will get another option shortly for high-speed web access. Google Fiber announced that it is rolling out Webpass to the Texas area, keeping it the eighth metro region to offer the service. The point-to-point wireless service is targeted at high-occupancy residential as well as commercial places, and operates though rooftop antennas by transferring gigabit web. Austin, which has had right since 2014 to Google Fiber, will be the first region to have both high-speed internet alternatives.
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