Fiber wars bring faster services to Portland


Fiber wars between Frontier Communications, CenturyLink and Google Fiber bring faster Internet service to the Portland area, but not lower prices.

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Fiber wars between Frontier Communications, CenturyLink and Google Fiber bring faster Internet service to the Portland area, but not lower prices.

Previously, Frontier’s top speeds in Oregon were 50 mbps. The company says its new, 100 mbps plan is $74.99 a month if you bundle the service with a phone line (which costs extra), or $89.99 as a standalone service. The prices are good for two years, according to the company.

Google Fiber hasn’t announced its Oregon pricing, but in other markets it charges $70 a month for a gigabit connection, or $120 with a cable TV service included.

CenturyLink charges $152 a month for its gigabit service, or $80 a month for the first three years for new customers who also subscribe to another service, such as a landline phone. 

Read more at OregonLive.com




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