Launched over a decade in the past, Google Fiber’s attain remains to be restricted to 19 cities throughout the USA. Although that protection isn’t as spectacular because the 1Gbps up and down speeds it promised again within the day, the corporate is no less than making strides within the bandwidth division. It is now making the leap to 2Gbps speeds on a family line, matching what Comcast has been doing since approach again in 2015. That additional throughput comes at a value, although, and never everyone seems to be eligible for it simply but.

Google is planning to supply the two Gig web connection to these in Nashville and Huntsville beginning subsequent month. Nonetheless, it didn’t specify if the upper pace might be restricted to a handful of neighborhoods or might be obtainable wherever Fiber is current in these cities. To help that type of bandwidth, Google will provide a Wi-Fi 6-enabled router and mesh extenders for improved in-home protection. You will get this 2 Gig service for $100 a month (plus taxes and charges) in comparison with $70 for a 1 Gig line.

Earlier than going for a full-fledged rollout, Google is searching for some testers to check out its new 2 Gig community and its associated on-premise {hardware}. Should you’re in Nashville or Huntsville, you’ll be able to head right here and fill out the shape to enroll in the Google Fiber Trusted Tester program. The corporate plans to do a business launch in these two cities someday later this yr, whereas different Google Fiber markets should wait till 2021.