After nearly two years of preparation, the first neighborhood in Charlotte, NC now has access to Google Fiber. The ultra high speed internet service debuted in last week in the Highland Creek area, and will expand across the city in coming years.
Residential and business plans are being offered by Google, with the cheapest option being the Fiber 100 plan for $50 a month. This residential plan offers 100 Mbps upload and download speeds, great for cord cutters who use Netflix, Hulu and Sling TV.
A more traditional bundle offered under Google Fiber is the Fiber 1000 plus TV option for $130 per month. Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps (1 Gig) are offered along with 220 TV channels. Voice service can be added for $10 a month.
The news is broadband thirsty residents of Charlotte, as competitors like AT&T have already responded by rolling out services like Gigapower, which offer similar speeds.
Business class services are also being offered under the Google Fiber brand. Princing ranges from $70 to $250 per month, with additional fees for Static IP addresses.
To sign up for Google Fiber in Charlotte and monitor upcoming build outs, visit the Charlotte page to enter your address.