Google Fiber’s gigabit Web provider has persistently been priced at $70 a month because it introduced in 2012, however it is now to be had for simply $55 within the ISP’s newest town.
Google Fiber in San Antonio, Texas is available in only one pace tier, providing 1Gbps obtain and add speeds on the fee of $55 a month. Google Fiber fees $70 a month for standalone gigabit provider in all different towns the place it provides stressed Web provider.
“[I]n San Antonio, we’ve got priced our Fiber 1000 (1,000Mbps) provider at $55 monthly,” Google Fiber mentioned in a statement the day prior to this. “There is no set up price, no hidden charges, no contracts, and no knowledge caps.”
There’s one small drawback to the San Antonio be offering. For the reason that gigabit tier is the one one that is to be had, $55 is the bottom per thirty days worth one pays for Google Fiber in San Antonio. In Google Fiber’s different towns with stressed Web, there’s a 100Mbps tier that prices $50.
No plans to lower cost in different towns
ISPs on occasion take a look at other costs or programs in positive towns, so it is conceivable that gigabit pricing may in the end come down in different Google Fiber spaces.
However Google Fiber advised Ars that it has no plans to modify gigabit pricing in its different markets for now, and the corporate declined to mention why it is providing a special worth fashion in San Antonio.
AT&T is providing standalone gigabit Web provider in San Antonio for $80 a month, and it is to be had to 230,000 properties, flats, and small companies, in line with a San Antonio Categorical-Information article.
Thus far, Google Fiber has introduced sign-u.s.in simply two spaces of San Antonio and says it’s “proceeding to increase the community to extra of the town.”
San Antonio could also be probably the most first Google Fiber towns with out a conventional pay-TV providing. As an alternative, Google Fiber encourages shoppers to subscribe to the net streaming provider YouTube TV.
Google Fiber’s wi-fi subsidiary, Webpass, fees $60 a month (or $550 a 12 months) without reference to pace, with promised speeds starting from 100Mbps to 1Gbps.