- Salt Lake City has become the latest are to receive Google Fiber, Ars Technica reports.
- Google will make gigabit Internet available for $70 a month.
- Google Fiber was already available in eight metro areas. Another 16 are included in expansion plans, including San Francisco.
Google has primarily focused on installing residential fiber so far, but its expansion into enterprise services is a strong possibility as the company works to accelerate its enterprise business. Google recently purchased high-speed wireless ISP Webpass, which provides fiber-like speeds and is designed more for businesses than homes.
Google Fiber connections are up to 1,000 megabits per second. Such fast broadband speeds can mean huge benefits for companies that need to quickly share large amounts of data. Many businesses are clamoring for faster Internet speeds. In the U.S., the average connection speed is about 10 megabits per second, which ranks the U.S. just 14th in the world.