Comcast's Google Fiber Competitor Is Not Cheap

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Comcast has revealed the pricing on it 2Gbps fiber network, and it's not cheap.

As predicted, Gigabit Pro is going to cost you $300 a month ($299.95, to be exact).

This is more than double the price of Google Fiber, but also double the speed.

Comcast will be offering a promotional rate of $159 – if you agree to sign a two-year contract.

Though that price point may be enough to turn most people off, the fine print will surely make a lot of wallets tighten. Comcast's high-speed internet is going to coast a boatload in install fees.

"Installation may require up to 6 to 8 weeks of more to complete. Fees of up to $500 for installation and up to $500 for activation apply."

Sounds fun.

Comcast announced its 2Gbps initiative in April, firing shots at Google in the process.

“Our approach is to offer the most comprehensive rollout of multi-gigabit service to the most homes as quickly as possible, not just to certain neighborhoods,” said Doug Guthrie, SVP of Comcast Cable’s South Region.

As of right now, Gigabit Pro's availability is limited to 37 metro areas in seven states:

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Comcast started its fiber rollout in Atlanta, and then expanded it into Florida and California. The company’s goal is to have the 2Gbps service in 18 million homes by the end of this year. It most recently announced a move into Chattanooga, Tennessee – a city it sued in 2008 for trying to build its own municipal broadband.

Today, Comcast also announced a new live TV service – but it comes with a lot of fine print itself.

Josh Wolford
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