The long-anticipated arrival of Google Fiber to Austin is finally upon us! But how much is this flashy doo-dad going to cost us? Austin Business Journal reported some numbers after a Google media event held in its new downtown offices, the former Austin's Children's Museum building at 201 Colorado Street.
• The first tier will see customers pay only a $300 equipment installation fee for a 5 megabyte per second download speed and 1 megabyte per second upload speed, and no monthly charges after that.
• The second tier will see customers pay $70 per month for gigabit-speed Internet-only service.
• The third tier will see customers pay $130 per month for gigabit-speed Internet service plus more than 150 channels of HD TV, plus additional TV channel packages.
-Austin Business Journal Digital Editor, Michael Theis
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