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Provo, Utah next stop for Google Fiber

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Google has revealed plans to brings its super-fast broadband project ‘Google Fiber’ to the city of Provo, Utah, by acquiring the city’s existing fibre network for a nominal fee of $1.

The agreement with Provo city council (owner of the existing iProvo network) is not complete yet however.

It is dependent on a vote by the city council scheduled for today (Tuesday 23rd April), although reports suggest that the city council is overwhelmingly in favour of the deal.

If it goes ahead, Google plans to commence network upgrades immediately, and will start offering its free 5 Mbps service to every home connected to the iProvo network in late 2013.

The search giant plans to roll out its high-speed 1Gbps service and IPTV service ‘Google Fiber TV’ at a later date.


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