Google’s gigabit internet service has gone live in Austin. Residents in certain parts of the city can now sign up for the Google Fiber TV and high-speed internet service. For now Google is only accepting signups from the southern and southeastern parts of Austin, with the roll out being expanded gradually to other parts of Austin in the near future.
Small businesses will be allowed to sign up for Google Fiber starting today as well. Austin joins the small list of cities in which Google is offering this service, like Kansas City and Provo.
There are three pricing options that customers can opt for. The $130 per month package provides gigabit broadband internet with Fiber TV as well as 1TB of cloud storage shared across Drive, Gmail and Google+ Photos.
Those who don’t want the TV service can opt for the internet-only plan, which for $70 per months, provides gigabit internet with 1TB of free cloud storage. For small businesses the gigabit internet costs $100 per month.
Google is also offering the basic plan which offers 5Mbps down and 1Mbps up for free provided that customers pay the $300 construction free for Fiber. No construction fee is charged with the other plans as long as customers agree to keep the service for one year.