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

google fiber for businesses plans van 900x604
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.


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.

Emerging Tech

Why wait? Here are some CES 2019 gadgets you can buy right now

Companies come to CES to wow us with their cutting edge technology, but only a few products are slated to hit the market right away. Here is our list of the best CES 2019 tech you can buy right now.
Home Theater

From the Roku Ultra to the Fire TV Cube, these are the best streaming devices

There are more options for media streamers than ever, so it’s more difficult to pick the best option. But that’s why we're here. Our curated list of the best streaming devices will get you online in no time.
Home Theater

Here’s why you’re not getting Netflix in HD or 4K, and how to fix it

Are you having trouble watching your favorite movies or TV shows on Netflix in HD or 4K? We explain why loading takes so long, why the picture quality fluctuates, and what you can do about it.
Smart Home

Here’s everything Amazon and its partners announced for Alexa at CES

Amazon Alexa is rocking CES 2019. After selling millions of Echo and Dot smart speakers during the 2018 holiday season, extending its reach everywhere, Amazon has announced a ton of new partnerships with device manufacturers.

From Air to Pro, here are the best MacBook deals for January 2019

If you’re in the market for a new Apple laptop, let us make your work a little easier: We hunted down the best up-to-date MacBook deals available online right now from various retailers.

Change your mouse cursor in Windows with these quick tips

The standard mouse cursor is boring, so change it! With this guide on how to change your mouse cursor in Windows, you can choose to use one of Microsoft's pre-installed cursors or download something a bit more extravagant.

Go hands-free in Windows 10 with speech-to-text support

Looking for the dictation, speech-to-text, and voice control options in Windows 10? Here's how to set up Speech Recognition in Windows 10 and use it to go hands-free in a variety of different tasks and applications within Windows.

Printing to PDF in Windows is easy, no matter which method you use

Microsoft's latest operating system makes it easier than ever to print to PDF in Windows, but there are alternative methods for doing so, even if you want to forgo Adobe Acrobat. Here's how.

Changing a PDF into an EPUB file is easier than you might think

If you like to read on a tablet or ebook reader, you'll find that ePUB files offer a number of advantages over PDFs. With this guide, we'll show you how to convert a PDF to EPUB in a few quick steps.

Need to combine a PDF? Here's how to get it done on both Windows and Mac

Sometimes juggling multiple files at once is more of a hassle than a convenience, especially when a single file would do. This quick guide will teach you how to combine PDF files on Windows, MacOS, or with online tools.

Don’t even bother with the rest. Here are the only laptop brands that matter

If you want to buy your next laptop based around a specific brand, it helps to know which the best brands of laptops are. This list will give you a good grounding in the most reliable, quality laptop manufacturers today.

Secure your Excel documents with a password by following these quick steps

Excel documents are used by people and businesses all over the world. Given how often they contain sensitive information, it makes sense to keep them from the wrong eyes. Thankfully, it's easy to secure them with a password.

Style up your MacBook Air with one of these great cases or sleeves

Whether you’re looking for added protection or a stylish flourish, you’re in the right place for the best MacBook Air cases. We have form-hugging cases, luxurious covers and padded sleeves priced from $10 to $130. Happy shopping!

Getting Windows 10 updated doesn't have to be so painful

Windows update not working? It's a more common problem than you might think. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to troubleshoot it and in this guide we'll break them down for you step by step.