January Monthly Update

January 29th, 2021

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2021 is off to a great start here at UTOPIA Fiber! We expanded our network like crazy in 2020, and our progress isn’t slowing down any time soon. Be sure to follow our social media channels to be the first to hear about our upcoming footprint releases and keep reading to see what we got up to this January! 

Footprint Releases

  • We completed our entire OR014 footprint this month, connecting a whopping 1355 additional homes in Orem City, Utah to our community-owned fiber network.
  • We also completed the 3rd phase of MU013 in Murray City with 107 additional homes ready to start streaming at the speed of light. The final area in MU013 will be coming later this year!

UTOPIA Fiber in the news

  • Our 2020 progress got a lot of coverage this past month! You can read all about our productive year from the Daily Herald, Broadband Communities Magazine, Utah Business, KSL, Fiber Optics, and the Standard-Examiner.
  • Congratulations to our operational partner, Idaho Falls Fiber, for their exciting 1000th customer milestone. You can read more about their announcement here.
  • Our CEO, Roger Timmerman, and CMO, Kim McKinley talked with the Fiber for Breakfast crew about Lighting Up Utah with Open Access Fiber earlier this month. You can read a summary of their conversation here.
  • Roger and Kim also spoke about our 2020 progress on Episode 445 of the Community Broadband Bits Podcast. You can listen to their discussion here.

Blog and Vlog posts

  • In 2020, we made services available to 20.5k new homes, completed our network in 3 cities, and ended the year with a 4.5/5 Google rating! Read our 2020 Year in Review blog post for more information.
  • Libraries are one of our greatest tools in the fight to close the digital literacy gap. Check out this list to see some of the important library resources in our UTOPIA Fiber cities and beyond.
  • This month we posted another vlog in our Residential Fiber Installation series. This time, we followed our fiber installation team as they installed fiber at the same home where we filmed our conduit placement video. Check out the video and accompanying blog to see how it all works.
  • There’s only one choice for gamers when it comes to speed and reliability: fiber. We gathered up a list of the 10 most anticipated games you can look forward to in 2021. Check it out to see which games we’re most excited for this year!

Keep checking our TwitterFacebook, and News page for more updates, and reach out to us at communications@utopiafiber.com if you have any questions.