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Fiber Internet provider Gigabit Squared recently announced pricing for service headed to select areas of Seattle in the near future. Pricing tops out at just $80 per month which includes a 1,000 Mbps download and 1,000 Mbps upload connection - nearly 10x faster than what Comcast offers and it's $35 cheaper, too.
If that's too much Internet for you, Gigabit Squared offers alternative packages for less coin. Customers can sign up for 100 Mbps download and 100 Mbps upload service for $45 each month. With this package and the 1,000 Mbps up / down package, a $350 installation fee is waived if the customer signs a one year service agreement.
In the event that you rarely use the web or are on an extremely tight budget, the 5 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload package might be for you. This package is free of charge for the first 60 months (five years) although customers are required to pay a $350 installation fee up front. After the first five years, service will run just $10 per month.
The fiber provider is partnering with the University of Washington for the project and will be focusing their initial efforts on neighborhoods near the college. First Hill, Capitol Hill and Central Area will also be among the first to receive connections, we're told.
Interested parties can sign up for the service starting next month although it's worth pointing out that the network won't be up and running until sometime in 2014.