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Google Fiber heads to Salt Lake City

The Silicon Slopes city joins Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, along with Nashville and Atlanta, as cities on deck for the gigabit internet service.
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Another city in the so-called Silicon Slopes of Utah is slated for Google Fiber.

Google announced today that Salt Lake City will receive the coveted gigabit download and upload speed -- which is more than one-hundred times faster than the national average.

Salt Lake City joins Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, along with Nashville and Atlanta as cities on deck for the service.

Devin Baer, associate city manager of Google Fiber for Salt Lake City, said Google will spend the next few months plotting where to lay the fiber optic cables. In other words, the project is still in the design phase, so residents wont be able to sign up for some time.

The Fiber project first launched in Kansas City, Missouri in July 2012, later expanding to Provo, Utah, and Austin, Texas.

For residents looking to sign up for the service, Google offers 5 Mbps speeds for free (aside from a one-time construction fee of $300), or access to the high-speed fiber internet for $70 a month.

The map below shows Google's expansion plans for the service.

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