Earlier today we had reported that there were rumors going around pegging Provo, Utah as the next location for Google Fiber. Now the mayor of Provo has officially made an announcement that Google’s gigabit internet service is indeed coming to his city by the end of this year. Provo is now the third city to get Google Fiber, the first two being Kansas City and Austin. Apart from providing users with gigabit internet, the Google Fiber TV service will also be able to Provo. The entire package comes with 5 Mbps internet and TV service, there’s a $30 activation fee. Free gigabit internet will be provided to local public institutions whereas there will be no monthly charge for the first seven years.
Google also announced that it will be purchasing iProvo, which is a pre-existing fiber optic network in the city. The network was previously sold to a private company but Provo city had recently bought it back. Now Google has it and the network will be upgraded to support gigabit speeds. The agreement will be full and final after it is voted upon by the Provo City Council on the 23rd of April.
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