When is fast internet fast enough? Never, realistically and Google Fiber knows it. This is why the company is preparing to present 2 Gbps speeds for $ 100 per month. Just $ 30 more than the current offer of 1 Gbps. The internet is fast enough to download a 15 GB Blu-ray quality movie in about a minute.
Of course, with any new internet speed, the devil is in the details. First, Google Fiber is only available in 15 cities right now; everyone else is lucky. And unlike most fiber optic offerings, your upload speeds do not match your download speeds. You will be limited to a “only” upload of 1 Gbps (horror).
Google is currently testing the service in just two cities, Nashville, Tennessee and Huntsville, Alabama. But if it’s you, and you do not mind spending $ 100 a month on the fastest internet available, you’ll get a lot for your dollars.
The service includes, for example, new Wi-Fi 6 routers to ensure that you can take advantage of the full 2 Gbps speed (or as close as Wi-Fi can reach you). You also get a net extender to ensure good solid coverage throughout your home.
But you also need devices that support 2 Gbps speeds, and whether you’re talking about Wi-Fi or Ethernet connectivity, there’s a small list at the moment. Still, even if you can not reach all the mighty glory of 2 Gbps, you will probably benefit from a higher overhead that works for you.
You must be in Nashville or Huntsville to join Google’s Trusted Tester program to get started. If you’re in another Google Fiber city, you can sign up to join as soon as 2 Gbps speeds arrive in your area.