Analyzing the best prices for 1 Gbps service from ILECs, MSOs and municipal providers

Gigabit pricesThe rollout of Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) Fiber in a couple of U.S. markets has reverberated across the nation's telecom industry. The 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service has prompted numerous traditional ILECs, municipal providers and cable MSOs to launch, or consider launching, similar services. Google's high-speed broadband service has also set a major pricing benchmark: a stand-alone Gigabit symmetrical service is $70, while a 1 Gbps data and TV bundle is $120 a month. This is a compelling proposition considering that Comcast offers a double-play bundle for $89.99 a month for a promotional 12-month period. Pricing for 1 Gbps service varies widely by service providers across ILECs, cable and municipal providers. For more, see this special feature.

Suggested Articles

FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly might have been preaching to the choir at the Brooklyn 5G Summit on Thursday, but he didn’t mince words when it came to his…

Without naming Ericsson, Nokia’s CEO, speaking at the company's Q1 earnings call, addressed some 5G technology that Ericsson is touting.

Verizon also said it will roll out its fixed wireless 5G Home broadband service to some of those markets.