It isn’t dead yet, but Google as an internet service provider will fade away thanks to 5G. Jon Brodkin on Google Fiber’s lowest tier:
Google Fiber has stopped offering its $50-per-month, 100Mbps Internet plan to new customers, leaving its gigabit service as the only option available to people who weren’t grandfathered into the cheaper plan.
What’s the big draw?
Google Fiber has still never raised the $70-per-month price of its gigabit plan since beginning operations in November 2012, a rarity in an industry in which incumbent ISPs routinely raise prices and tack on hidden fees because they face little competition.
In a few years 5G will be faster.