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First Google Fiber Installations Taking Place in Provo, Utah

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Back in April of this year, Google made it official that it was bringing Google Fiber to Provo, UT. Here we are in November, and the first installation specialists are arriving at doorsteps. It was made public that the rollout of the 1Gbps service would be particularly easy in Provo, as Google acquired iProvo, a fiber optic network that was already in place through the city. 

In order to bring Fiber to Provo, we’ve signed an agreement to purchase iProvo, an existing fiber-optic network owned by the city. As a part of the acquisition, we would commit to upgrade the network to gigabit technology and finish network construction so that every home along the existing iProvo network would have the opportunity to connect to Google Fiber.

Come on, Google. Portland, OR next, please?

Via: @GoogleFiber

  • Gustavo Bruno

    You get good internet in SLC I wish we would have gotten fiber just a couple miles out of luck I guess.

  • Tylar Overturf

    Most of northern Utah has 1Gbit fiber for around $70 now because of google fiber. I have it through a local ISP. So thanks Google for that!! http://www.speedtest.net/result/3080093985.png

    • Tyler

      Who are you using and where do you live?

      • Tylar Overturf

        I have Veracity and live in Layton.

    • Dale

      I just drooled all over myself.

    • Franklin Ramsey

      You lucky SOB… Don’t mind my jealousy.

  • Tom Z

    Please Google bring it to Chicago. I want to get rid of slow DSL. Who would have thought you would call DSL slow back in the days of dial-up :)

    • michael arazan

      You would think it would branch out of Cities were it is already functioning. KC to St.Louis, then on to Chicago. But if Chicago has a partially built or already existing Fiber network than they will probably be coming. They seen to want only cities with a preexisting Fiber network

  • patt

    Poor comcast.. they tried getting people onto their 200mbps plan lol

    • michael arazan

      Google’s response, “What’s a Megabit?”

  • Tyler

    Just had an outlet installed (at Google’s request). So ready for this.

  • Droid Ronin

    This says it all.

  • Daniel K

    Hey guys, some nice technicians just dropped by and stuck this on my wall. What should I do with it?

    • michael arazan

      Does it push ads straight into your dreams?

      • Daniel K

        Brought to you by Lightspeed Briefs!

  • Trevor

    That ladder definitely isn’t a Google-approved color.

  • frankahilario

    So, Google has got more fiber than I thought!

  • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

    Forget individual city roll-outs, Google should go all out and install Google Fiber all throughout the United States!

  • Skwisgaar

    I can’t even fathom how insanely fast Google Fiber is. I currently get around 105 Mbps with Comcast, which is extremely fast…and fiber is still 10 times faster.

    • Guest

      :)

  • ki11ak3nn

    Come on Seattle, WA!!! I just received internet at my condo. I ordered 20 Mbps, but I’m only getting about 12. Ummmm where’s my other 8 Century Link!?!?!

    • Ben Murphy

      Had that same problem…we switched to Comcast Xfinity…I’m seeing 50+ up, 20+ down…couldn’t be happier =)

      • NeilGeorge

        You signed as a new service? a package deal they are offering now? A friend looking for isp, mentioned that after 6 months they reduced the speed..

        • Ben Murphy

          We just recently reached the 6 month mark…price went up but speed is the same. We all also upgraded the modem and Wi-Fi router. That made a huge difference.

        • Ben Murphy

          Speed test about a week ago. https://db.tt/oDxJBfeq

  • CHRIS42060

    Please Google Fiber come to Flint, MI. I promise its not as bad as our rep, and I will personally help ensure none of your techs get shot.

    • Josh B

      Get Jackie Moon to help with the protection nobody will mess with him.

  • Franklin Ramsey

    How I wish they would come to North East Ohio.

    • Nevets

      I signed in just to upvote this! Cleveland Area needs some Google Fiber love.

      • Franklin Ramsey

        Heck, I’d be OK with them starting in a smaller area and expanding into Cleveland. Say, start in between Akron and Canton and work North. Since Verizon’s FIOS seems to have just stopped in that middle area.

    • Dale

      Central Ohio, too. ISPs around here all generally suck. I pay $55+ a month for 10-15 Mb/s down.

  • interstellarmind

    this would be prohibitively expensive to implement in NYC, wouldn’t it?

    • AbbyZFresh

      VERY VERY expensive. Especially with the very high population density and housing, i don’t see Fiber coming here for a long time.

  • BroRob

    c’mon Phoenix, AZ!! :-)

  • Droidzilla

    You know, Google, Colorado Springs will make for better photo ops to push your services. Just throwing that out there.

  • d-rock

    KC, Utah, or Austin, TX??? ugh…definitely not Utah, maybe Austin?

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      Austin seems legit. Wanna grab an apartment with me? We can party and stuff. I’ll bring the tunes!

      • d-rock

        tis a college town too! + Austin City Limits..great music, college girls….texas college girls…SOLD!

        • d-rock

          Hell, I don’t even think I need google fiber there now haha!

          • http://www.bfolkers.com Brian Folkers

            I’ll build my own Fiber network, with Strippers…. And Blackjack!

            In fact, forget the Fiber!

      • Pedro

        I live through Houston traffic everyday. And I don’t want to live in Austin anymore because of their traffic.

        But, man, it was fun back in the ’80s on the Forty Acres.

      • Ben Murphy

        Let’s go!!! lol =) Such a great city. Can’t wait to visit again.

    • CensoredByU

      Utah is awesome Provo not so much.. The land of horns and magic underwear..

  • Allen George

    Flagstaff Arizona please. The internet here is awful. Cable is 15mbps and you usually get ~5 or less, and DSL only offers 1.5mbps in most areas.

  • Dre Fay

    Time to move to Utah!

    • seryozha

      uhhh.. no.

      • picaso86

        mmm mentally I said YES!

        • Dre Fay

          Packing up and moving to Provo- Famous last words