Project Fi Ramps Up Global WiFi Speeds

owilson on Tuesday July 12, 2016 at 03:55:48 PM

Project Fi Ramps Up Global WiFi Speeds

Google's Project Fi will now offer high-speed wireless data to its internationally-traveling subscribers.

(CCM) — Project Fi has provided its subscribers with flat-rate internet data internationally since its launch by Google in early 2015, but on Tuesday, the company announced that it would be ramping up available speeds. Previously, Project Fi capped data speeds at 2G for users who were traveling abroad. The wireless services provider has swapped out their former policy in favor of simply using the fastest available network, which could include 3G, 4G, and LTE. This new strategy is not intended to totally exclude 2G data speeds, as, in certain cases, 2G will be the fastest possible network in a user's area. However, it does mean that users can count on similar browsing capabilities while traveling internationally without having to worry about receiving any surcharges.

This new policy is thanks to Project Fi's addition of international carriers to its arsenal, such as European company, Three, which is locked in to manage Project Fi's high-speed data access in several European countries. Project Fi plans start at $20 per month for unlimited calls and texts, with the option to purchase additional gigabytes of data and to be refunded for any data that goes unused by the end of each month.

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