Google Fiber now available to residents in former iProvo areas

Installers for Google Fiber confer while working, March 19, 2013, in the Piper area of northwest Kansas City, Kansas, near Donahoo and Hutton Roads. (Keith Myers/Kansas City Star/MCT)

PROVO -- What was once "epic" to the city is now becoming just common place. Residents are getting used to phraseology like fiberhoods, gigabits, Google fiber and the like. The latest spin is Fiber Space.

According to Jenna Wandres, Google Fiber spokeswoman, a Fiber Space is a store front that offers potential Google Fiber customers an opportunity to come and play. In places like Kansas City, Fiber Space locations have elaborate set ups for customers to test various internet speeds and see the difference of what one gigabit makes. They also feature products and how the speed and fiber network can be used. Provo's will be the same.

"They are welcome to come in and see us, use devices, test the speed and have product experience," Wandres said. Provo's Fiber Space will open at The Shops at Riverwoods in January.

Potential customers will also be able to sign up for service there. The Fiber Space will also be the marketing location for Google Fiber. The former Veracity and iProvo location near 800 N. and 300 West (behind the Provo Power building) will be used for Google Fiber employees actually working on the fiber network build out.

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