Google Fiber has announced a pair of broadband milestones. The company says it has received approval from the city council of Council Bluffs, Iowa, for a license agreement that will enable the company to deploy fiber to the home (FTTH) in that city. The fiber broadband service provider also revealed that it now offers an 8-Gbps broadband tier in Mesa, Arizona.
Council Bluffs will become the third Iowa city in which Google Fiber will operate, joining West Des Moines and Des Moines. The community is also adjacent to Omaha, Nebraska, where Google Fiber announced plans to provide services last September. Google also operates a data center in Council Bluffs.
Meanwhile, Google Fiber says it will debut an 8-Gbps service tier in the Westwood neighborhood of Mesa, Arizona. The symmetrical service will be available for $150 per month.
In Mesa, Google Fiber also will offer symmetrical 1 Gbps service for $70 a month, 2 Gbps for $100 a month, and 5 Gbps for $125 a month. Business customers will have the option of Business 2 Gig for $250 per month or Business 1 Gig for $100 per month.
Google Fiber revealed plans for both 5-Gbps and 8-Gbps services last October.