Google Fiber Launches Gigabit Broadband in Seattle

Google Fiber is using radio to deliver gigabit service via Ethernet in its Seattle launch. It plans to expand gigabit broadband to 100 buildings this year.


Seattle will be the seventh city for Google Fiber Webpass, according to The Seattle Times. The company announced new gigabit service at a 40-story residential tower near Pike Place will soon be available to residents for $60 per month.

Google Fiber said it plans to expand to 100 Seattle buildings over the next year.

Webpass, which Google Fiber purchased in 2016, uses radio to connect with existing Ethernet wiring, which simplifies infrastructure. Google Fiber service traditionally requires laying fiber cables directly to homes.

Read the original story on the Seattle Times website.