Millcreek is pleased to announce that Google Fiber will bring high-speed, high-bandwidth internet to residents of Millcreek. The Millcreek City Council met on July 13, 2020 and voted in favor of entering into a non-exclusive license agreement for the installation of a fiber optic infrastructure network in Millcreek. In short, Google Fiber is coming to Millcreek!
Millcreek will become just the third city in Utah to receive Google Fiber, joining Salt Lake City and Provo. This exciting new partnership will offer a new internet alternative for some and will bring much-needed internet services to others.
“We’re pleased by Google’s dedication to advance digital equity within Millcreek,” said Mayor Jeff Silvestrini. “Residents of Millcreek that have not had adequate access to the internet in the past will soon benefit from fast, reliable broadband internet through Google Fiber.”
“As a Millcreek resident, I’m very excited to help bring Google Fiber to my home city,” said Jacob Brace, Government & Community Affairs manager for Google Fiber Utah. “Access to fast, reliable internet service is necessary for life in the 21st century, and Google Fiber is working to connect more residents along the Wasatch Front to their work, their schools, and each other by providing great internet and customer service.”
Google Fiber will now afford a greater opportunity for Millcreek residents to search for employment, contact healthcare providers, video chat with loved ones, email, and receive the news.
Millcreek has always been Connected by Nature, now we can be Connected by Google Fiber.
We expect Google Fiber to build out throughout our city and use good faith to offer its service widely and consistently, promoting digital inclusion. Now that our agreement is finalized, we expect Google will present a plan for build-out in accordance with the city permitting process for construction activity in city right of way. The relationship between Google and Millcreek is essentially that of franchisor/franchisee. Millcreek will receive 2% of gross revenues from Google for access to city right of way with no financial obligation to Millcreek residents. They expect to start serving Millcreek customers in 2021.