Google Fiber Test Speed

About Google Fiber Internet

The most practical test you'll see of Google Fiber showing you how fast websites load on fiber like Facebook, YouTube, Netflix, and Pinterest. Much of the appeal of Google Fiber is its speed. While the FCC benchmark for broadband internet speed is 25 Mbps for downloads and 3 Mpbs for uploads, Google Fiber boasts a top speed of 1,000 Mbps. Test your Internet connection bandwidth to locations around the world with this interactive broadband speed test from Ookla.

Google Fiber is one of the best deals you can get for fiber-optic internet. It comes at a flat rate of $70 per month for 1,000 Mbps speeds or $100 per month for 2,000 Mbps. That makes it incredibly fast and also affordable, costing less overall than many Wi-Fi packages with slower speeds.

The one drawback with Google Fiber is that it’s only available in a handful of cities. But it may be up and running where you live soon enough. Run a search with our zip check tool to find out if you can get Google Fiber in your area.

Google Fiber plans

Plan

Price

Speed

Data cap

1 Gig

$70/mo.

1,000 Mbps (1 Gbps)

Unlimited data

2 Gig

$100/mo. Get winrar download.

2,000 Mbps (2 Gbps)

Unlimited data

Google Fiber Webpass

$59–$70/mo.

1,000 Mbps (1 Gbps)

Unlimited data

Plus taxes and fees. Service not available in all areas. If you live in an apartment or condo, Google Fiber’s ability to construct and provide Fiber is subject to the continued agreement between Google Fiber and the property owner. Upload/download speed and device streaming claims are based on maximum wired speeds. Actual Internet speeds are not guaranteed and may vary based on factors such as hardware and software limitations, latency, packet loss, etc.

Google Fiber gives you the option between 1,000 Mbps or 2,000 Mbps speeds. The plans have no data caps, so you can download, stream, and Zoom as much as you want without worrying about overage fees. There’s 24/7 customer support and no annual contracts. And both the 1 Gig and 2 Gig plans come with 1 TB of cloud storage at no additional cost.

According to our most recent data, Google Fiber is the fastest internet provider in the United States. And it just got even faster with the recent introduction of the 2 Gig plan, delivering 2,000 Mbps upload and download speeds. That’s seriously mind-bending—only Xfinity had a plan with equal speeds prior to this.

Google Fiber plans also come with the Google Wi-Fi router, but you can use your own router as well.

Pro tip: Find out your current internet speed with our speed test. You may find you’re in need of an upgrade.

What is Google Fiber Webpass?

Google Fiber Webpass is a fixed-wireless, fiber-based internet service available in apartment buildings and condo complexes in a handful of cities where Google Fiber doesn’t have a fiber network set up. It costs just as much as Google Fiber’s 1 Gig plan and gives you the same 1,000 Mbps speeds.

Instead of using fiber buried under the ground, Webpass relies on an antenna installed at the roof of the building to supply you with a gigabit connection.

Google Fiber now has 2 Gbps speeds

Google Fiber used to hit a maximum of 1,000 Mbps speeds, but recently it unveiled a 2,000 Mbps package—putting it neck and neck with Xfinity for fastest home internet in the United States.

Prior to this, Xfinity was the only internet provider that had a package with 2,000 Mbps (or 2 Gbps) speeds. Xfinity’s 2 Gbps plan is extremely hard to find and requires extremely high installation and activation costs. So Google Fiber’s 2 Gig plan makes mind-melting speeds more accessible for home internet users.

Is 2,000 Mbps fast?

A speed of 2,000 Mbps is extremely fast—and it’s not necessary for most people.

As our How Much Internet Speed Do I Need? tool makes clear, you and everyone you share your Wi-Fi with can already do basically anything with as many devices as you want with 1,000 Mbps upload and download speeds. Indeed, there can be such a thing as too fast.

But if you can afford it, Google Fiber’s 2 Gig option could be really useful if you live with 10 or more people and have some seriously high-bandwidth Wi-Fi needs. For example, if you do stuff like this:

  • Host live streams
  • Host Zoom webinars regularly with 100 or more attendees
  • Post HD or 4K video regularly to YouTube, Instagram, or TikTok
  • Download and upload files regularly that are larger than 10 GB
  • Backup terabyte hard drives on a frequent basis

Where can you get Google Fiber?

Speed

Google Fiber is available in 12 cities and counties across the United States, including Atlanta, Nashville, Kansas City, and Salt Lake City. You can get Google Fiber Webpass in seven additional cities, including Denver, Seattle, and San Francisco.

Here’s the full list of where Google Fiber is available.

Google Fiber Internet Map

  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Austin, Texas
  • Huntsville, Alabama
  • The Triangle, North Carolina
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Kansas City, Kansas/Missouri
  • Orange County, California
  • West Des Moines, Iowa
  • Provo, Utah
  • Salt Lake City, Utah

And here are the cities where you can get Google Fiber Webpass.

  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Miami, Florida
  • Oakland, California
  • San Diego, California
  • San Francisco, California
  • Seattle, Washington

Keep everyone online.

Let everyone do their own internet thing without interruptions. That means non-stop streaming, learning online, working out, gaming, and video chatting—all at the same time.

Make WFH work.

When you have gigabit uploads, you don’t have to worry about being the person who’s always “cutting out” of the meeting and then apologizing for your internet quality. Your internet should be work-worthy—even if your office is your couch.

Google Fiber Speed Test Reddit

Stay in touch.

AT&T High Speed Internet Speed Test

When you can’t see someone in real life, you should be able to see them over the internet—with real-life quality. That means no freezing or skipping. It’s a fact: “Sorry, lost you!” really kills the mood.