TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (ABC4) – Another Utah city will have access to Google Fiber.
Taylorsville officials approved an agreement to bring in the high-speed, high-bandwidth internet services. Five other cities in Utah have Google Fiber, but Taylorsville is the first on the west side of the Salt Lake Valley.
“We are thrilled to announce a game-changing partnership,” says Mayor Kristie Overson. “Google Fiber is coming to Taylorsville!”
Google Fiber uses fiber optic cables to bring high-speed internet to homes and businesses. On public streets, in the city’s utility right of way, a narrow cut is made and the fiber is placed in the right-of-way, then run to the house once residents sign up for service. The process uses micro-trenching to speed up construction and reduce disruption.
“Now with Google Fiber, we’ll be more connected than ever,” Mayor Overson says. “We know cutting-edge technology is essential to our community, and we are driven to provide the best possible options. It’s important that we as a city plan for a high-tech future and offer a digital bridge.”
In 2019, Google Fiber expanded its service to more Salt Lake City residents.