Google Fiber will offer 5Gbps and 8Gbps internet plans in early 2023 Google Fiber’s rapid return will increase internet speeds.
Google will offer 5Gbps and 8Gbps options at $125 and $150 per month in early 2023. Both tiers will provide WiFi 6, symmetric upload and download speeds, and up to two mesh network extenders. The company claims the changes will reduce lag and jittering during large file transfers.
If you’re a gamer or cloud user, this is a considerable improvement over Google’s 2020 2Gbps service. At 2Gbps, a 150GB Microsoft Flight Simulator download takes 11 minutes.
Google Fiber will offer 5Gbps and 8Gbps internet plans in early 2023
At 8Gbps, it takes less than three minutes. It makes cable internet plans seem pricey. For instance, Comcast’s 6Gbps package costs $300 per month on contract and doesn’t provide symmetric uploads.
The new plans indicate intent. Google’s first network extensions in five years and faster speeds signal a return to Fiber’s roots.
It’s raising expectations for truly fast internet access and encouraging incumbent providers to compete. Of course, this may help Google promote its other services, but you might not mind if it encourages telcos to roll out “10G” and related upgrades sooner.