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Google will begin updating an existing fiber network as soon as the deal is complete

It's only been a short while since Google announced that it would be expanding its Google Fiber internet service into Austin, Texas. However, Google has already announced its next destination for its incredibly fast fiber-optic internet access: Provo, Utah.

Google says that Utah is home to hundreds of tech companies and startups, many of which are startups based in Provo. Google also points out that the Provo area ranks second in the nation in patent growth and is consistently ranked as one of the top places to live and do business in within the United States.

Google says that to bring its fiber service to Provo, it signed an agreement to purchase iProvo, an existing fiber-optic network that is currently owned by the city. Part of the purchase requirement is for Google to commit to upgrade the network to support gigabit technology and to finish the network construction so every home along the existing network can get access to Google Fiber.

Google says that it plans to offer its free 5 Mbps internet service to every home along the existing fiber-optic network at no cost other than a $30 activation fee. There will be no monthly charge for the service for at least seven years.
Google also plans to offer its Fiber TV service and provide free gigabit internet service to 25 local public institutions including schools, hospitals, and libraries.

Source: Google

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RE: I like their business model
By BRB29 on 4/18/2013 2:14:35 PM , Rating: 2

I would rather pay a premium for clean unrestricted 10mbps/10mbps internet than to get 1gbps free.

It is unrestricted and it's 5 mbps.

Pay for the 1 Gbps for $70 then.

They're giving you internet for free because they know their box is going to be there with a big Google label on it. Google is all about subliminal, unobtrusive, smart advetisement.

I don't understand why people still complain when it's free. Yea sure they collect your surfing data to see where you go but so does every other ISP and they charge you.

RE: I like their business model
By xti on 4/18/2013 3:19:06 PM , Rating: 2
seee...and collecting data shouldnt matter. Everyone knows its something like:

work website
more porn

RE: I like their business model
By BRB29 on 4/19/2013 8:27:38 AM , Rating: 2
damn! got me!
and gaming.

But seriously, google only cares what you are looking up to buy to send you relevant ads. I find it funny that so many people think when big corps collect data, it's all their personal stuff like credit cards, bank accounts, what dirty emails they write to their significant others lol.

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