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Google Begins Sign Ups For Google Fiber in Provo
by Karl Bode 04:17PM Wednesday Oct 02 2013
As noted on Monday, Google is gearing up to deliver 1 Gbps service to the first customers in Provo, Utah starting this month. Given that Google Fiber's launch in Provo comes on the back of the existing iProvo and Veracity fiber to the home service there, Google says their Provo launch will obviously be somewhat different than Kansas City or Austin, with some existing Provo FTTH customers being able to sign up for Google Fiber much more quickly.

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According to a Google blog post today, Veracity customers will get the first crack at signing up for Google Fiber, since their existing connectivity will make it "efficient and quick" to install Google Fiber.

"If you’re a Veracity residential customer, this means you’re eligible for Google Fiber service, including an Internet connection that’s up to 100 times faster than basic broadband," said Google. "All you have to do is go to google.com/fiber/provo, enter your address, and select which Google Fiber package (Gigabit Internet, Gigabit + TV, or Free Internet) you want. In order to get this early access to Google Fiber, make sure you sign up before October 31."

Everybody else in Provo needs to go to the Google Fiber Provo website to be notified when Fiber is coming to their area. Prices are the same as Kansas City, though Google is offering the free 5/1 Mbps service for just a $30 installation fee (the fee is $300 in Kansas City). The symmetrical 1 Gbps service remains priced at $70 a month, and the symmetrical 1 Gbps service with 200+ channels see lineup) will run users $120 a month.


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sigfreeber

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lol

f-u comcast-twc-att "free market" . heres competition coming for your ass.

batterup
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Re: lol

said by sigfreeber :

f-u comcast-twc-att "free market" . heres competition coming for your ass.

Tax payer funded free market; I smell an MCI disappointment coming.
Where is the Google forum?

delusion ftl

@172.56.9.x

Re: lol

All "free markets" are tax funded. Otherwise markets would be mob(strong/rich) ruled or rule-less.

If you want to make the case that government shouldn't subsidize infrastructure (roads, sewers, water, electric grid, airport, railways, internet) then make it. Just don't get bogged down in the petty.

batterup
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Re: lol

said by delusion ftl :

If you want to make the case that government shouldn't subsidize infrastructure (roads, sewers, water, electric grid, airport, railways, internet) then make it. Just don't get bogged down in the petty.

I can see why you hide. Comparing Google to public roads is ludicrous. Where is the Google forum?
Expand your moderator at work
Skippy25

join:2000-09-13
Hazelwood, MO

Re: lol

Don't act like the broadband companies you come here as a mouthpiece for didn't get their tax payer funded free market ride.

Every one of them got to enjoy many incentives including governmental ones and market capture pricing profits.
TBBroadband

join:2012-10-26
Fremont, OH

Re: lol

so RCN and WOW got those same incentives? And what money did the gov't give MSOs?
Skippy25

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Re: lol

Tax incentives and policies that allow for monopolistic pricing are the exact same thing as handing them a check.

tshirt
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With a few thousand sub nationwide, it would be a pretty small group here, given the typical % on a DSLR forum vs total users.
some day they'll be big enough, some day.

batterup
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Re: lol

said by tshirt:

With a few thousand sub nationwide, it would be a pretty small group here, given the typical % on a DSLR forum vs total users.
some day they'll be big enough, some day.

I doubt there will ever be more than a few thousand Google Fiber customers. When Google has two million dark OTNs I'll believe. I see very little difference between Google Fiber and the Google open cell network.

Google is not and never will be a where the rubber hits the road company. They are great at selling ideas for someone else to deliver on.

Maybe they can use taxpayer funded NOAA weather balloons as Google Loons.
TBBroadband

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Re: lol

1000000000000000000% totally agree!

TKJunkMail
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Re: lol

I see the Mutual Admiration Society is in the house.

batterup
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said by TKJunkMail:

I see the Mutual Admiration Society is in the house.

It is people who have eyes to see and ears to hear; where is the open Google cell network and Google Fiber forum. When you find them come back; hint look for them next to the free long distance from MCI.

Why worry if you are right enjoy but don't dare try to put your hand in my pocket; look at what I did to EX-governor Corzine.

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said by sigfreeber :

f-u comcast-twc-att "free market" . heres competition coming for your ass.

I doubt the cable companies are overly concerned about Google taking over from iProvo. That competitor has been there for a long time and the cable companies already adjusted to that.
brianiscool

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Tampa, FL
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Google

Come to Florida
TBBroadband

join:2012-10-26
Fremont, OH

Re: Google

They can announce Tampa tomorrow but doesn't mean you'll ever have service. Hell Austin was announced well before Provo and they're "working" in that area, but yet they still keep adding cities for the "us too" game they like to play.