If you are eager to sign up for Google Fiber in the Triangle, you have to be patient at least a little while longer.

The Skinny reached out to GF for a Triangle update when news broke about Charlotte getting GF deployment first.

We’re told that GF is making great progress on construction of the Triangle network.

And there may be an announcement “soon” about deployment dates as well as locations.

Plus, when GF lights that fiber network, a business option will be available to augment residential service.

If you want to fiber up with GF, the best way to stay in the loop for updates is to visit this Google website and sign up for updates:


As WTW reported last week, GF must be getting close to launch since it recently screened and selected two technical support partners to help businesses install and utilize fiber.

Business offerings

Businesses will be able to chose from three plans:

  • Fiber Business 1000 at $250/month
  • Fiber Business 250 at $100/month
  • Fiber Business 100 at $70/month

Business packages include a network box, WiFi and a firewall. Up to 13 individual IP (Internet Protocol) addresses also are available.

“Small businesses in all of our Fiber cities will now be able to pick from speeds ranging from 100 Mbps to 1000 Mbps. We’ve also increased the number of static IP addresses available to a business—up to 13,” John Shriver-Blake, Product Manager for Google Fiber, wrote in a blog post.

“And we continue to be committed to providing fast, reliable service tailored to the needs of small businesses. Our support team is available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”

Highlights of the offerings include:

  • No service contracts

Upgrade, downgrade or cancel at any time.

  • No data caps

Use as much data as you like. Get the most from your connection.

  • No rental fees

Your plan includes an Internet modem and dual band Wi-Fi router.

  • 24/7 dedicated support

Get help from an expert by email, chat or phone.

For consumer pricing, at least as published in Charlotte, check WTW’s report earlier Wednesday.