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Provo Utah to become 3rd Google Fiber city

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Google to acquire Provo, Utah’s fiber, transform it into Google Fiber

Utah city owes a $39M bond for its iProvo network—that’s chump change to Google.

The third-largest city (population: around 112,000) in Utah began building its own municipal fiber network in 2004, but was looking to sell it by 2011, because like other similar municipal networks, it was simply too expensive to operate.

(For the more conspiracy-minded, Provo is also about 27 miles outside a massive National Security Agency data center that is set to be completed this year.)

http://arstechnica.com/business/2013/04/google-to-acquire-provo-utahs-fiber-transform-it-into-google-fiber/

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Written by messwatx

2013/04/17 at 7:06 pm

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