ICYMI: Google fiber coming to South JordanDec 06, 2021 03:30PM ● By Travis Barton
Google Fiber’s storefront at Trolley Square. (Photo courtesy Google Fiber)
By Travis Barton | [email protected]
Google is coming to a street near you.
The South Jordan City Council passed a resolution in early October that will allow Google Fiber to install network facilities in the city.
“We’re excited to have another internet provider here in South Jordan,” said Mayor Dawn Ramsey in a press release. “Our residents and businesses have asked for more choices, and our City Council is happy to do its part to make that happen.”
Starting in 2022, Google Fiber Utah will begin installing fiber along roads throughout South Jordan.
“We’re continuing to grow our network across the Wasatch Front,” said Jacob Brace, Google Fiber Government and Community Affairs Manager, in the press release. “We look forward to connecting South Jordan residents to fast, reliable internet and expect to start offering service in some areas in early 2022.”
Google Fiber began creating their buildout plan and planned to notify residents and businesses before work begins in their area and when broadband internet service would be available.
“Google Fiber will work to reduce the disruption and impact to our residents by using smaller trenches,” said South Jordan City Public Information Officer Rachael Van Cleave.
In order to implement Google Fiber in the city, a fiber ring needs to be placed around the city, one of the company’s main build accomplishments. Part of the process includes identifying where utilities and telecom lines are located to not disrupt existing lines.
Brace told the City Journals in 2016 that working with a city and its residents is essential to minimize construction impact on the area’s infrastructure.
“It’s a partnership to coordinate the efforts so we can come in as quickly as possible, building out a quality network with the least amount of construction,” Brace said at the time.
The South Jordan announcement makes it just the next city in line to get Google Fiber this year after South Salt Lake, Taylorsville and Sandy all announced the hi-speed internet provider would begin installation soon.
South Salt Lake was part of the extension process as Google Fiber started in Salt Lake City, before moving onto Millcreek in 2020. Provo was the first city to receive Google Fiber.
As for South Jordan, city officials will release more updates as they become available.