Google’s new Fiber plans are a perfect (and cheap) fit for enterprise

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If you’re looking for super fast internet, one the best routes you can go these days is Google Fiber, assuming you live in a city where it’s available. Fast internet is even more important for businesses than consumers, and it seems as though Google wants to help them out too.

The company has announced a trio of new plans for businesses. For $250 per month, businesses will have access to Google’s 1,000 Mbps transfer speeds. If that’s a little pricey, then a business can also get 250 Mbps for $100 and 100 Mbps for $70.

Google first announced the Early Access program, which brought Fiber to businesses, back in 2014. The program was designed to test out how Fiber would work for businesses, and as such had a pretty low $100 price tag for gigabit internet. It was also only available in certain areas of Kansas. Since then, Fiber for consumers and businesses has expanded a lot, and some businesses in Provo, Austin, and Nashville have access to it now.

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Obviously the price will be going up as Google transitions out of the Early Access program and into Fiber for businesses, however businesses do still have until July 31 to sign up to be part of the Early Access program.

In other words, businesses can get 1,000 Mbps internet for only $100 if they sign up for the Early Access program. Then, starting August 1, they can stick with their plan for up to a year, or instead opt to pay the cheaper $70 per month and deal with the 100 Mbps data speed.

Of course, the new plans for businesses somewhat mirror the plans for consumers. Consumers can get Fiber for between $50 and $130, with the highest package coming with gigabit internet and a TV package.

The new business plans coincide with the Google Fiber launch in Charlotte, North Carolina. Considering the success of the service, it makes sense that Google has been pushing to make it available across more cities. In fact, the company even recently acquired Webpass, an internet provider which has a presence in 10 cities.

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