Google has been amping up its approach toward increasing its Google Fiber speeds in select service areas as the company continues to put pressure on the competition. The kind of pressure that will hopefully encourage others to upgrade their networks as well and focus on more competitive pricing.
Now the company is rolling out 5Gbps speeds to select cities in Utah, as well as in Kansas City and West Des Moines. From here, Google will be rolling out the upgrades to additional cities throughout the year, in addition to pushing forward toward an 8Gbps tier as well. Making for another great start for 2023 when it comes to pushing the limits of what we have access to within our homes. This news joins companies like Frontier and Comcast who have also been rolling out increased multi-gigabit speeds to customers.
As for Google Giber’s 5Gbps service tier, it will run $125/month and offer 5Gbps both ways (download/upload). Something that can only be achieved with fiber. This means that any companies that haven’t pushed toward building fiber networks will be quickly buried by alternative options as these companies continue to roll out to additional cities.
This also means that we will, hopefully, see additional fiber rollout here in Las Vegas. Something that has been a noticeably slow progress thus far for whatever reason(s). With such a popular destination for entertainment, you’d think we’d be with the others, on top of the digital world. However, competition has been slow to roll in and challenge Cox Communications outside of some of the 5G options. This should (hopefully) change by the end of the year.
Personal opinions aside, this is going to be an exciting year when it comes to data speeds and communication. Between fiber and 5G, these higher speeds are becoming more readily available to the public everywhere. Paving the way for the future of VR/AR, 8K+, AI, IoT, and other technologies.