Agreement completed with City of Provo to bring Google Fiber ‘later this year’
This morning, Provo residents received an email from the Google Fiber team letting them know that they have finalized an agreement with the City of Provo to bring Google Fiber’s TV and Internet services to the city. Fiber roll-outs are moving faster than ever, as Google hopes to start connecting city residents later this year.
Hello, Provo! Goodbye loading bars.
We are excited to announce that Google Fiber is officially coming to Provo! Yesterday, we officially completed our agreement with the City of Provo, and we are looking forward to bringing you gigabit Internet and Google Fiber TV service. Over the next few months, we will be upgrading the existing fiber network in Provo to make it even faster. We hope to connect our first customers in Provo later this year, and will have more information to share this fall.
In the meantime, you can read all about the official announcement from Provo Mayor John Curtis.
We can’t wait to see you all in Provo!
– The Google Fiber Team
According to FierceTelecom, Google has finalized the purchase of the flailing fiber network iProvo for $1. Competing network CenturyLink opposed the acquisition and “sent a letter to the Provo City Council protesting the deal”, but that didn’t succeed in stopping Google’s purchase.
The company has set up a sign-up form for interested Provo residents to stay in the loop with the Fiber rollout.