Google Fiber Unveils Groundbreaking 8 Gbps Internet Service in West Des Moines, Iowa
Google Fiber, a subsidiary of the technology giant, has announced the launch of an unprecedented 8,000 Mbps (8 Gbps) broadband service in West Des Moines, Iowa. This groundbreaking offering follows the company’s previous high-speed internet packages, including 1,000 Mbps, 2,000 Mbps, and 5,000 Mbps plans.
The new 8 Gbps plan, like its predecessors, boasts symmetrical upload and download speeds, ensuring users can access the internet at the same high-speed capacity in both directions. Furthermore, Google Fiber’s new offering comes with no usage limits or data throttling, allowing customers to enjoy uninterrupted high-speed connectivity.
To sweeten the deal, subscribers who upgrade or sign up for the 8 Gbps package will receive a complimentary WiFi 6 router, two Mesh routers, 1 TB of Google storage, and free installation services.
Google Fiber has been in operation for several years, providing ultra-fast internet service to densely populated areas through its proprietary fiber-optic network. The company appears to be ramping up its expansion efforts this year, signing new agreements to build high-speed fiber networks in select US cities.
The company has also revealed plans to offer 10 Gbps (10,000 Mbps) broadband service in the future. According to Google Fiber, the primary challenge in providing this next-level service lies in backend system development, as their existing infrastructure can easily support such speeds.
With this latest announcement, Google Fiber continues to push the boundaries of internet connectivity, setting new standards for speed and performance in the United States.