Google Unveils Plans for Fiber in Provo

Looks like Google is moving full-steam ahead with their plans to bring Google Fiber to Provo.

The Next Web highlights Google’s plans for the super high-speed internet network. The company is upgrading the existing fiber network and working to install fiber in apartments and condominiums in Provo.

The plans that will be available to consumers:

  • Free Internet. Get today’s basic broadband speeds (up to 5 Mbps download, 1 Mbps upload) for free for at least the next seven years.
  • Gigabit Internet. Connect to the web at speeds up to 100 times faster than basic broadband (up to 1 Gbps download and upload) for $70/month.
  • Gigabit Internet + TV. Get 100 times faster Internet plus hundreds of HD channels. Record up to 8 shows at once and store up to 500 hours of HD content on your Storage Box for $120/month.

The only difference is in the construction fee: each of these plans will require the customer to pay $30. This is different compared to Kansas City, where residents were asked to pay a $300 construction fee for the free Internet option, and it was waived for the other two tiers.

We knew about the free option as it was part of the negotiation with Provo, but the other two options are new, although not exactly a surprise given that they are offered elsewhere. Google paid $1 for the network after promising to offer free 5 Mbps connections to Provo residents for seven years.