Google Fiber To Launch In Salt Lake By End of Year


Utah is about to be home to its second Google Fiber city. Google has purchased a storefront in Salt Lake City and is expected to start offering service by the end of the year.

Google Fiber first launched in Provo, Utah after buying the iProvo network and upgrading the city to gigabit service in 2013. Last year, the company said that it would be expanding to Salt Lake and has spent that time installing fiber.

Google’s broadband service runs approximately $70 on its own and $130 with the TV package.

As CivSource reported last month, Google Fiber recently joined a municipal broadband network in Huntsville, Alabama. The Huntsville network will be a unique partnership with Huntsville Utilities. In that case, the utility company will own and operate the network, which will provide Google Fiber gigabit service.

Google is also said to be considering service expansions to San Francisco, California and Portland, Oregon.