Apple started work on the first, $68 million phase of its new Prineville data center.
The price tag covers the cost of one building and two "data halls" inside. Plans filed with the city and Crook County last summer call for adding a second building and, eventually, 14 more data halls.
The total cost of the facility will likely run in the hundreds of millions or billions of dollars once it's outfitted with powerful servers to run Apple's iCloud service.
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