After loudly announcing its expansion to Austin, Texas, last week, Google on Wednesday used a simple blog post to let users know it hopes to also bring Fiber, its high-speed Internet service, to Provo, Utah.
The Silicon Valley giant is hoping the Provo City Council will approve an acquisition agreement between it and iProvo, a fiber optic network the city began building in 2004. Provo has been looking for a partner since 2011 to finish building out the network.
Google will pay $1 under a deal that would include Google finishing and upgrading the network to be able to provide speeds of 1 gigabit.
Once Fiber goes live, Google said it will provide Provo residents with Internet speeds of 5-megabytes per second for seven years after a one-time $30 activation fee. It will also offer residents an option for a 100-megabits-per-second service that includes Google Fiber TV featuring 200 HD channels. In the Kansas City area, where Fiber is already live, Google Fiber costs $70 a month for Internet access and $120 for both Internet and TV service.