Here are a few words I never would have imagined coming out of my mouth – I am jealous of Provo, Utah. Specifically, I’m jealous of their residents living along the former iProvo network that are now able to sign up for Google Fiber.
Google announced yesterday that signups are now live, with a rollout staggered throughout the rest of the year. Google Fiber is offering the same three tiers as have been offered previously:
- The Gigabit Internet plan will give you an Internet connection that’s up to 100 times faster than basic broadband for $70/month.
- The Gigabit Internet + TV plan will give you access to hundreds of TV channels, a storage box that can record up to 8 shows at once and hold up to 500 hours of HD content, plus an ultrafast Internet connection, for $120/month.
- The Free Internet plan will give you basic broadband speeds (up to 5Mbps download, 1 Mbps upload) for a one-time, $30 installation fee, then no monthly costs for at least 7 years.
Oh to have that kind of speed…Google has set some deadlines for the neighborhoods – or Fiberhoods – around Provo to sign up for installation.
North Park – Thursday, February 20
Downtown Provo – Thursday, March 6
Pioneer/West Provo – Thursday, March 27
Grandview – Spring 2014
North Provo – Summer 2014
Southeast Provo – Summer 2014
Foothills – Summer 2014
Do you live in Provo and for some crazy reason still aren’t sold on Google Fiber? Starting tomorrow (January 24th), Google is opening a “Fiber Space” in the Shops at Riverwoods to show off a bit.
The Fiber Space has several demo stations set up where you’ll be able to see just how fast Google Fiber is in-person, plus play around with our TV service and test out the different devices that will come with Fiber.
So, residents of Provo, make the rest of us jealous – Go sign up for Google Fiber. Just please keep the gloating to a minimum.