Google Fiber is planning to upgrade some users to a lightning-fast 20Gbps internet service by the end of the year as part of its “GFiber Labs” experiment. The upgrade is made possible by Nokia’s 25G PON technology, which allows more bandwidth to be transmitted over existing fiber lines. Google Fiber will provide users with new networking gear, including a fiber modem with built-in Wi-Fi 7.
While it is initially available to a small group of customers in select areas, Google plans to roll out this service in most, if not all, of its markets. The 20Gbps service offers symmetrical speeds, allowing for ultra-fast uploads and downloads, significantly surpassing the offerings of most ISPs. However, the pricing and specific locations for this service are yet to be announced.