Google missed its mark
of the end of 2013, but the company got close: Residents of the second city to get access to Google Fiber--Provo
, Utah--can now sign up for the service. Google says the gigabit
Internet service will come online in waves, starting next month in the North Park neighborhood (er, fiberhood
that is) and work down to the Foothills by the end of the year.
Update: Google reached out to us and pointed out that they did actually have the first Google Fiber residents in Provo hooked up and using the service by the end of the year. Thus, Google did not "miss its mark" as mentioned above.
Residents can get Google Fiber service in one of three tiers: a gigabit Internet connection for $70/mo, a gigabit Internet and TV plan for $120/mo, or a free 5Mbps Internet plan with a $30 installation fee.
Google is lighting up Provo in a matter of weeks, and areas of Kansas City
are already enjoying gigabit speeds. Austin, Texas is next on the list in the not-too-distant future
Google Fiber’s gigabit Internet offers speeds about 100 times faster than average broadband around the country, and some lucky cities are getting the service seemingly 100 times faster than the rest of us.