Google 5 Gig

Google Fiber chose Valentine’s Day to launch 5 Gbps service in Kansas City, West Des Moines, and in the Salt Lake City area.

In a blog post adorned with candy hearts saying “Fast 4 U” and “You + 5 Gig,” Nick Saporito, Head of Multi-gig and Commercial Product for Google Fiber, said the service will be symmetrical and will include a Wi-Fi 6 router, up to two mesh extenders and professional installation for $125 a month.

Saporito teased readers with the comment that installation “also includes an upgraded 10 Gig Fiber Jack, which means your home will be prepared for even more internet when the time comes.”

Google Fiber pre-announced the 5 Gbps service, along with 8 Gbps service, in October. At that time, the company said it was conducting tests of the offerings in the markets announced today.

In today’s blog post, Saporito said the company will roll out 5 Gbps service in other cities later this year and noted that 8 Gbps service is “on the horizon too.”

The October announcement, which also came in a blog post, cites a $150 a month price for the 8 Gbps service.

The news about the 5 Gbps and 8 Gbps service plans comes less than a week after Google Fiber announced plans to deploy fiber in additional markets in Arizona and Colorado.

Updated to show Saporito’s name consistently

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