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UTOPIA Showcases Fiber-Optic Technology at Open House

February 21st, 2012

 The following article was originally posted on Fox13 News’ website and can be found HERE.

The Utah Telecommunication Open Infrastructure Agency, or UTOPIA, hosted Fiber Friday to demonstrate the benefits of fiber optics.

The open house also shared examples of being wired provides economic development advantages.

“If you think back a century ago, we called electricity ‘the light bill.’ It turns on the lights. My grandma still refers to it as the light bill. Today, that one thin line connectivity into the 100 years. It’s this century’s infrastructure,” said Todd Marriott, Executive Director of UTOPIA.

16 Utah cities are part of UTOPIA. The network offers fiber-to-the-premises technology, allowing for much faster uploads and downloads.