The installation process that will allow Google Fiber to start servicing Alpine Village is set to begin Oct. 9. Alpine Village will be Provo’s first apartment complex to gain access to Google Fiber.
“Construction will start from the bottom and work up to each floor (of the apartment complex),” said Charles Robinson, leasing consultant at Alpine Village.
Normally, there would be a $30 construction fee associated with the setup of each Google Fiber connection. However, Robinson stated that Alpine Village will pay that fee for each apartment.
DirecTV, which is currently offered by the apartment complex, will still be offered to residents who do not choose to subscribe to television service offered through Google Fiber. Residents will also be able to choose which Internet package they wish to subscribe to.
Google Fiber will offer free Internet with download speeds up to 5 Mbps. For $70 per month, download speeds up to one gigabit per second, or 1,000 Mbps, are available. Television service and download speeds of one gigabit per second are available for $120 per month.
More information is available at fiber.google.com/cities/provo/plans.
Google Fiber should officially be available at Alpine Village near the end of October or the beginning of November. Google and Provo announced Google Fiber’s expansion to Provo April 17.