Jump to content


Google Fiber is coming to Provo, Utah, Late 2013

google fiber

  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 techbeck


    It's not that I am lazy, it's that I just don't care

  • 20,793 posts
  • Joined: 20-January 05

Posted 17 April 2013 - 19:57

Posted Image
Following its April announcement that Google Fiber will land in Austin, Texas, Provo officials revealed today that its super-fast Gigabit internet service will arrive next in Provo, Utah. The Utah city will become the third to receive Google Fiber, following Austin and Kansas City. Google's new broadband networks will provide customers with "gigabit" internet: a service which offers download and upload speeds of 1,000 Mbps, which Google touts is as much as "100 times faster" than its competitors. Like service in Austin and Kansas City, Google will offer gigabit internet in Provo, Google Fiber TV service, free 5 Mbps internet service with a $30 activation fee and no monthly charge for seven years, and free gigabit service to local public institutions.

As part of the partnership between Google and the city of Provo, Google will purchase iProvo, an existing fiber-optic network owned by the city. Google will upgrade the network to reach gigabit speeds and says it will complete construction of the network so that all homes along the existing network will be able to connect. The agreement is not final, but will be voted on by the Provo City Council on April 23rd. In a blog post discussing the Fiber announcement, Provo Mayor John Curtis writes that "Provo will be one of the first cities in the world to have universal internet connectivity in nearly every home." The city will hold local meetings to inform citizens what the new network means for them, but there's no word yet if Google will use the same "Fiberhoods" rollout strategy that it employs in Austin and Kansas City.

In a blog announcement, Google confirmed the expansion to Provo, noting that the service is "on the silicon prairie, the silicon hills, and now the silicon slopes." Echoing other Fiber announcements, Google Fiber General Manager Kevin Lo said on stage in Provo that "speed matters." With the second Google Fiber announcement in one month, it appears that moving quickly into new markers matters, too.



#2 Xilo


    Neowinian Senior

  • 5,484 posts
  • Joined: 28-May 04
  • Location: Austin, TX

Posted 17 April 2013 - 21:14

Article is kind of retarded.

It will be the 2nd city to receive Google Fiber since it's not coming to Austin till mid 2014.

#3 Damien R.

Damien R.


  • 124,780 posts
  • Joined: 20-July 02
  • Location: England
  • OS: Windows 8.1 x64
  • Phone: iPhone 6

Posted 17 April 2013 - 21:16

a service which offers download and upload speeds of 1,000 Mbps, which Google touts is as much as "100 times faster" than its competitors

insane speeds!

#4 vetneufuse


    Neowinian Senior

  • 17,944 posts
  • Joined: 16-February 04

Posted 17 April 2013 - 21:20

psh this can't be true, all the major ISP's in the USA said Google would "NEVER" expand out of their test market

#5 Growled


    Neowinian Senior

  • 41,508 posts
  • Joined: 17-December 08
  • Location: USA

Posted 18 April 2013 - 00:45

Google is determine to give us a decent Internet, one city at a time.

#6 +Brando212


    Neowinian Senior

  • 7,021 posts
  • Joined: 15-April 10
  • Location: Omaha, NE
  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Phone: Sony Xperia Z3, Nokia Lumia 925

Posted 18 April 2013 - 00:47

-Continues to wish it would hurry up and come to Nebraska-

#7 primexx


    Neowinian Senior

  • 12,887 posts
  • Joined: 24-April 05

Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:29

come to canada!