North Logan City

In response to an inquiry from Telecompetitor, a Google Fiber spokesperson confirmed reports in a local media outlet stating that Google’s GFiber service would be coming to the northern Utah town of North Logan.

According to the media outlet, the Herald Journal, Google Fiber will build fiber lines throughout the city starting this spring. The deployment will take several years to complete — much longer than the nine months that North Logan Mayor Lyndsay Peterson’s staff took in negotiating the terms of the agreement, according to a statement written to the Herald Journal.

The agreement reportedly gives Google Fiber the ability to place its lines in the city’s rights-of-way.

Peterson told the Herald Journal that the installation process involves digging micro trenches that are no more than 13 inches deep in the road. The fiber lines are then installed in the trenches and the road is repaired.

Google Fiber encountered problems when it initially used microtrenching and stopped using that option. But the company has begun to use that approach again after making some adjustments.

North Logan reportedly considered several other broadband providers but had concerns with each of them. Some of the providers required the city to bond with them, which would have required the city to incur a large amount of risk and debt and would have required a fee for residents, including residents not using the fiber service, Peterson told the Herald Journal.

The Google Fiber spokesperson directed Telecompetitor to a GFiber social media post about the agreement with North Logan, which stated that the Beehive State [Utah’s nickname] was “buzzing” because North Logan City Council had greenlighted the high-speed fiber project.

The company previously announced the neighboring town of Logan, Utah as a GFiber market in which service is expected to commence this year.

The Herald Journal article, citing a Facebook post, said that North Logan residents can sign up for updates at the Google Fiber website.

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