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Google Fiber announced Monday that it would roll out its gigabit service in the city of Baltimore as part of its plan to reach the nearly 100,000 homes it plans to serve by the end of the year.
Google Fiber will be one of the first major Internet service providers in the nation to offer gigabit Internet speeds, said Dan Hartung, Google Fiber’s chief technology officer.
Google’s service will offer a single high-speed connection for $70 a month, with an annual contract for a similar service at $140 a month.
The company also plans to offer Internet access in a number of other cities.
Google is investing in fiber infrastructure in the Baltimore area, which is in the middle of a massive urban renewal program, according to a report from the Baltimore Sun.
Google said that the service would cost about $200 per month per customer, but it’s unclear how much of that will come from the existing gigabit fiber network in the area.
The service will be available only in Baltimore.
Google also announced that it was adding more cities to its Baltimore coverage as part, a move that may help boost the city’s broadband deployment.
In addition to Baltimore, Google is also announcing new service to New York City, which has been a testing ground for the company’s gigabit services.
Google has also launched its gig-speed service in Kansas City and Austin, Texas, as well as the Chicago area.
Google recently said it will bring gigabit speeds to 10,000 of its Internet subscribers in Baltimore, as part a program that has included gigabit internet service in a dozen other cities in the United States.
The Baltimore rollout marks the company and its competitors’ first foray into the U.S. market, which was dominated by a single provider, Comcast.
Google had been testing its gig fiber service in Atlanta and Dallas for some time, but in June, Google announced it would begin rolling out gigabit access to more than 100,0000 homes in the metro area, including in Baltimore’s most populous city.
The gigabit coverage will begin with a 100-megabit (megabits per second) service in Baltimore on April 13.
Google plans to roll out the service in several cities around the country before rolling it out to all homes in 2019.