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iProvo - Provo, UT
Network Overview
iProvo is the advanced telecommunications network infrastructure proposed to be built and owned by the Telecommunications Division of Provo Citys Energy Department. Bandwidth on this ultra-high capacity network infrastructure will be leased to private companies who will provide retail telecommunications services to businesses and residents of Provo. The fiber optics infrastructure will pass by each home and business, providing an opportunity for residents and business owners to purchase enhanced services from private providers. In addition, some bandwidth will be reserved for education and community purposes. iProvo is designed to be part of a public-private partnership where the essential infrastructure is owned by the public, but the services are provided by private sector companies. Many telecommunications experts believe this model is the best way to provide advanced telecommunications services to homes and small businesses.