Select Google Fiber markets in the US will soon have a new, faster internet tier to choose. The company has announced that next month it will launch the 20 Gbps tier to "select customers" in a handful of markets. Light Reading's story on the announcement mentions Kansas City, North Carolina's Triangle region, Arizona, and Iowa. The new tier will cost $250 per month.
Fiber-based providers have been quick to adopt mult-gig services in many areas. The "champion" is Ziply Fiber, which has made a 50 Gig tier available for $900 a month in some of its markets. 10 Gig service is becoming increasingly common across the nation.
Meanwhile, Big Cable keeps working to deploy it's own multi-gig solution using DOCSIS 4.0 over their coaxial networks. Some limited deployments are expected by the middle of 2024. At this time there do not appear to be any cable solutions in the pipeline that would exceed 10 Gig.
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