Google Fiber has announced on Tuesday, July 12, that it is enhancing its offer of super-fast internet for small businesses with more options.
According to PCMag, the high-tech giant has launched in 2014 its one-size-fits-all Fiber Early Access program. This business model will be replaced by three new fiber plans for small business needs. In cities where Google Fiber is available, SMSs will have access to upload and download speeds in the range of 100Mbps to 1,000Mbps.
The fastest option is also the most expensive one, providing internet speed of 1000Mbps for a monthly subscription of $250. The 250Mbps option will cost a small business $100 a month, while the entry-level 100Mbps option is priced at only $70 per month.
In a blog post, Google Fiber Product Manager John Shriver-Blake wrote that the three new service plans are designed to match the different needs of small businesses that come in various sizes and shapes. The new plans provide SMEs with the flexibility of choosing the best fit for their needs.
As part of the new offer, Google Fiber is also increasing the number of static IP addresses available to SMEs to up to 13. For now, Google Fiber availability is limited to eligible small businesses in Charlotte.
Until July 31, SMEs located in Austin, Provo, Kansas City and Nashville can still sign up under the Google's Early Access program. Starting Aug. 1, small businesses located in those areas will have the possibility to keep their Early Access pricing for a year or choose from one of the new plans.
According to Engadget, Google Fiber's "superfast internet" represents an important commodity and the company aims to extent this service for other areas as well. Small businesses that are not located in cities where the Google Fiber service is currently available can check Google's list of upcoming Fiber areas. It is also expected that the service rollouts will continue for residential users as well.