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Getting Provo done doesn't seem like to big of deal. If I remember right when they first announced it the network was I think about 90% already built it just needed to be finished and Google needed to get their equipment in. I've seen how fast TWC and AT&T can built so I assume Google can do the same.
Can't help wondering if the fact that Provo lies only a little more than 40 km from Bluffdale influenced Google's choice of this town....
Provo got picked im 99% sure because the city built its own fiber network already and they just needed someone to finish it. KC and Austin got picked because of its infrastructure. 80-90% of everything is overhead on poles so its easier to run brand new fiber.
Google fibre shouldn’t be used as any kind of example for Australia. They are not rolling out their network to all residents of these cities, they are cherry picked locations that become slaves for Google’s R&D efforts. Ok, to sign up to digital slavery for gigabit internet speeds perhaps doesn’t sound so bad but as a piece of infrastructure what we had planned pre-Malcolm was so much better and much better suited to our unique situation.