How much will Google pay to bring fiber to Provo, Utah? Try $1

Charles Curley charlescurley at
Sun Apr 21 07:08:57 MDT 2013

How much will Google pay to bring fiber to Provo, Utah? Try $1

Not a bad price for a $39m network build-out

By Neil McAllister in San Francisco • Get more from this author

Posted in Broadband, 19th April 2013 21:52 GMT

Choosing the small city of Provo, Utah as the next location to receive
Google's high-speed fiber internet service must have been a no-brainer,
as the online giant will reportedly pay just $1 to set up shop in the

That's in part because, unlike Kansas City and Austin, Texas before it,
Google won't actually need to build out its own fiber network in Provo,
the Associated Press reports.

Instead, the Chocolate Factory will take over operations of iProvo, an
existing municipal fiber network that has provided internet, telephone,
and television service to area residents since 2006.

Of course, if it's in El Reg, it must be true.


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