Google Fiber has a new 20 Gig internet speed tier and is looking for organizations to test its full capabilities, the company said in a blog post on Monday. The company also said it is expanding Fiber internet service to Logan, Utah, in 2024.
Already, Google is already testing the high-speed service at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, testing data sets at the School of Science and Engineering. Now, Google wants a few more partners with whom it can test this fast speed.
Google said it is looking for eight organizations, such as businesses, nonprofits and educational institutions, in Austin, Texas; Huntsville, Alabama; Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; and Salt Lake City. It asks those interested to fill out this form, asking for some basic information, if there is a willingness to give feedback and what benefits can be seen in having such a strong internet.
Organizations that are accepted will join Google’s Trusted Tester program and will not be charged for participating in the test.
Google declined to provide further comment beyond what was mentioned in the blog post.
Google’s main revenue comes from ads placed against its hugely popular Search service. Although Search brought in $224 billion in revenue last year, the company continues to expand into other product categories, such as phones, smartwatches, AI and the internet. In the new days of fiber internet, Google asked the Federal Communications Commission to introduce a “gigabit bill” but ultimately decided to launch its own fiber service in medium-sized markets. Interest in super-fast fiber internet has led to AT&T and Verizon also offering the service in major markets. Last year, Google began offering Fiber in new markets after a hiatus. Last year, Google launched the cheapest 5 Gig plan on the market.