Super-fast internet should be coming to more areas in the U.S. courtesy of the world’s leading search giant.
As announced this week in a new post on the official Connect blog, Google has confirmed that it has begun “talking to city leaders” about bringing its Google Fiber broadband service to five additional states in the U.S. Assuming that the talks are successful and the required votes are obtained, among other intricacies, the new states that are expected to receive access in the future include Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, and Idaho.
Arizona is also noted in the list that Google shared, although substantial progress has already been made in that state, with Fiber being introduced for Mesa residents relatively soon.
- Arizona, starting in Mesa as announced in July
“These states will be the main focus for our growth for the next several years, along with continued expansion in our current metro areas,” wrote Dinni Jain, CEO of Access at Alphabet Inc., who started his post off by noting some of Google Fiber’s more recent expansion attempts.
We’ve been steadily building out our network in all of our cities and surrounding regions, from North Carolina to Utah. We’re connecting customers in West Des Moines – making Iowa our first new state in five years – and will soon start construction in neighboring Des Moines. And of course, we recently announced that we’ll build a network in Mesa, Arizona.
Google Fiber is currently available in the following locations, according to the home page of the service, which is described as “award-winning internet without data caps, annual contracts, or hidden fees.”
- Atlanta, GA
- Austin, TX
- Charlotte, NC
- Des Moines, IA Coming soon
- Huntsville, AL
- Kansas City, KS/MO
- Mesa, AZ Coming soon
- Nashville, TN
- Orange County, CA
- Provo, UT
- Salt Lake City, UT
- San Antonio, TX
- The Triangle, NC
- West Des Moines, IA
Google Fiber is available in these areas under two simple plans. There’s a 1 Gig plan that offers download and upload speeds of up to 1 gigabit for $70/mo., while a 2 Gig plan is also available for $100/mo. The latter offers download speeds of up to 2 gigabits, uploads of up to 1 gigabit, a Wi-Fi 6 mesh network, 1 TB of free cloud storage, and other perks.