Google Fiber begins sign-up process for final four Provo neighborhoods
Google Fiber (Nasdaq: GOOG) is encouraging potential customers who reside in the remaining four "fiberhoods" it set up in Provo, Utah, to sign up for service.
The final four "fiberhoods" include Grandview, North Provo, Southeast Provo and Foothills. Each of these areas have deadlines for signing up for service between May and August.
Residents in Pioneer/West Provo who want the service have to sign up by this Thursday, March 27.
Since there are a lot of residents who want the service, John Richards, head of operations for Google Fiber in Provo, wrote in a blog post that it is staggering installations across seven different areas in Provo, called "fiberhoods."
"If you want Fiber in your home, you need to sign up on our website before your fiberhood's deadline," wrote Richards. "If you miss your deadline, we don't currently have plans to reopen signups for Fiber in the future — so it's important that you sign up now."
Service plans are competitively priced. Eligible customers can get the standalone 1 Gbps fiber to the premises (FTTP) service for $70 a month or the "Free Internet" plan that requires a one-time $30 installation fee and no monthly cost after that for at least seven years.
Google Fiber's presence in Provo is shaking up a market that's traditionally been relegated to slower speed DSL and cable modem services. Today, CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) offers speeds from 1.5 Mbps to 40 Mbps depending on how far away a customer resides from the nearest remote terminal or central office.
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