|1 Gig||2 Gig||5 Gig||8 Gig|
|Download speed up to||1 gigabit per second||2 gigabits per second||5 gigabits per second||8 gigabits per second|
|Upload speed up to||1 gigabit per second||1 gigabit per second (2 gigabits per second in select markets)||5 gigabits per second||8 gigabits per second|
|Time to download a 2.5 hour movie||56.9 seconds||28.5 seconds||10.8 seconds||6.8 seconds|
|Time to download a 2.5 hour movie||2.4 minutes||1.2 minutes||26.9 seconds||16.8 seconds|
|Time to download 30 5-minute songs||1.8 seconds||0.9 seconds||0.4 seconds||0.3 seconds|
|Time to download a 10GB game||1.5 minutes||42.2 seconds||15.9 seconds||10 seconds|
|Included equipment||1 Gig comes with Mesh-ready Wi-Fi, or you can use your own router.||Wi-Fi 6 Router, Mesh Extender||Wi-Fi 6 Router and up to two Mesh Extenders||Wi-Fi 6 Router and up to two Mesh Extenders|
Named 2023’s Fastest Internet Provider by HighSpeedInternet.com3
Google Fiber 2 Gig internet provides faster internet speeds than our 1 Gig product. It comes with Wi-Fi 6 coverage so customers can make the most of their internet throughout their home.
2 Gig includes:
Google Fiber 5 Gig is even faster for truly pro-at-home speeds. For comparison, 5 Gig has speeds up to 5x faster than Google Fiber 1 Gig (with compatible equipment). It’s currently rolling out in Kansas City, Utah, Mesa and West Des Moines, and will be expanding to more cities throughout 2023.
5 Gig comes with all the features of Google Fiber 2 Gig, only faster. To make the most of 5 Gig speeds (see: uploads and downloads at up to 5,000 Mbps), you’ll need an ethernet connection to devices capable of going that fast.
We know that you have Wi-Fi devices, too, so 5 Gig comes with the Google Fiber Multi-Gig Router and up to two Mesh Extenders for mesh Wi-Fi 6 coverage. But if you have a need for 5 Gig, you might also have a favorite router, so we’ve made it easy to use your own by plugging it directly into the professionally-installed 10 Gig Fiber Jack.
5 Gig is only $125, plus applicable taxes and fees and includes:
Google Fiber 8 Gig is our fastest speed (so far) with an up to 8000 megabits per second symmetrical connection. It’s all the features of 5 Gig – with a Wi-Fi 6 mesh-ready Multi-Gig Router, up to two mesh extenders and our reminder that you should absolutely connect via ethernet to devices capable of that speed even faster for truly pro-at-home speedsour fastest internet speed yet. For comparison, 8 Gig has speeds up to 8x faster than Google Fiber 1 Gig (with compatible equipment). It’s currently rolling out in Kansas City, Utah, Mesa and West Des Moines, and will be expanding to more cities.
8 Gig comes with all the features of Google Fiber 2 Gig, only faster. To make the most of 8 Gig speeds (uploads and downloads at up to 8,000 Mbps), you’ll need an ethernet connection to devices that are ready for these speeds. It includes the 10 Gig Fiber Jack, so it’s also easy to use your own router.
8 Gig is only $150, plus applicable taxes and fees and includes:
People are always doing more with their internet. We know that not everyone will have the kind of equipment, file sizes, or number of connections that can make the most of 5 Gig. However, if you’ve got a lot of data to move very quickly, you’ll appreciate having up to 5000 megabits per second in both directions. And with 8 Gig, our fastest speed yet, you get even more speed and capacity for extremely large, concurrent file transfers – and near real-time connection to cloud applications.
Our testers have said lossless video, raw image files, music production including stems, VFX and a whole lot more – but we look forward to hearing what you want to do with that kind of speed.
All of our internet plans are great for online gaming and streaming ultra high-def content. It comes down to how many people and devices are connecting, and how fast the services you’re using are actually sending content.
Some game servers and many streaming services aren’t currently sending data faster than 2 Gig. So we recommend 5 Gig or 8 Gig for people who are focused on cutting-edge use cases and gigantic file transfers.
Of course, if you’re streaming 8K at the same time your roommate is collaborating with indie filmmakers around the country real time with lossless raw files, and your game console is grabbing a system update – you won’t mind having these professional-grade speeds at home.
Wi-Fi 6 is a newer Wi-Fi standard than Wi-Fi 5, with many Wi-Fi 6-ready devices already available in the market. Wi-Fi 6 allows for up to 30% faster speeds on Wi-Fi 6-enabled devices (such as phones, laptops, tablets, and gaming systems).
It also can help provide bandwidth to all the devices on a single network without slowing down Wi-Fi speeds or competing with interfering signals. (If you see Wi-Fi networks listed other than your own, you may be facing interference.)
Wi-Fi 6 helps you get a stronger, clearer signal, even when competing with neighboring networks. Wi-Fi 6 can also improve battery life of your wireless devices and provide greater security with WPA3.
Wi-Fi 6 is included in the router and Mesh Extenders included with Google Fiber 2 Gig, 5 Gig and 8 Gig. Both support the Wi-Fi 6 standard. A dual-band device has a 2.4 Ghz band and 5 Ghz band, but the tri-band Mesh Extenders included with the Google Fiber Multi-Gig Router add an additional 5 Ghz band for devices to connect to. The tri-band Mesh Extender extends Wi-Fi coverage, connecting to the router and creating a seamless Wi-Fi network that lets you roam throughout your home without having to reconnect or restart your device.
2 Gig is already widely available in the majority of our cities.
We expect 5 and 8 Gig to be available in almost all of Google Fiber’s service areas in the future, but there may be some technical limitations that will exclude some customers.
2 Gig is currently available at most Google Fiber addresses. We’re rolling 5 and 8 Gig out across the majority of our cities.The new Google Fiber cities we are currently planning and building out – including West Des Moines, Des Moines and Mesa, Arizona are ready with 5 and 8 Gig from the start