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The Pioneering Spirit

July 23rd, 2012

In 1847, 165 years ago, the first pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley with the intention of settling in what would become Utah. Their arrival was the culmination of an arduous journey. They overcome numerous hardships along the way (I can’t help thinking about the lack of air conditioning. I am such a wimp), leaving […]

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Catching the Vision of Open-Access Broadband

July 19th, 2012

  “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” The quote above, attributed to Thomas Watson in 1943, when he was chairman and CEO of IBM, is an illustrative example of shortsightedness and bad predictions. While useful in that regard, there’s one minor problem: there is no evidence Watson actually said it. […]

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Benefits of Community Broadband

July 19th, 2012

At the end of June, Christopher Mitchell of Community Broadband Networks interviewed Todd Marriott, UTOPIA Executive Director, for a podcast, which is now available. Mitchell is Director, Telecommunications as Commons Initiative at the Institute for Local Self Reliance (ILSR), and oversees MuniNetworks.org as part of ILSR’s effort “to ensure broadband networks are directly accountable to […]

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A Handful of Broadband Facts

July 12th, 2012

UTOPIA is profiled in the May/June issue of Broadband Communities magazine, which is available now. This issue includes a “Fiber-To-The-Home” (FTTH) Primer with a plethora of facts and insights that illustrate the need for fiber connectivity. (The 2011 pimer is available on-line, but not the current edition). Here are some highlights: Fiber connections are available […]

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What Does UTOPIA Mean to You?

July 10th, 2012

It has a dual-core Apple A5X custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip with quad-core graphics. It’s retina display boasts a 2048-by-1536-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch, measures 9.7 diagonally, and features a LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology, and a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating. It has a built-in 42.5-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery. It supports wireless 802.11a/b/g/n, […]

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Get Your Party On with UTOPIA

July 10th, 2012

You love UTOPIA, you love the light-speed connection you have through our partner ISPs, and you want to show off how fast everything works in your home. We can help, and reward you at the same time! UTOPIA wants to energize its fans and help people see and experience for themselves how one thin line […]

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