UTOPIA Fiber Announces Jeff Erwin has Joined as Chief Operating Officer

July 26th, 2021


Murray, UTAH (July 26, 2021) – Due to unprecedented business growth and marketplace demand for fast and reliable fiberoptic broadband service, UTOPIA Fiber today announced that Jeff Erwin has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer, reporting directly to Executive Director Roger Timmerman.

Erwin, formerly a managing partner at Smart Fund, a Dallas, TX-based construction and property management company, also led organizational planning and execution at Lucid Software Inc. in Salt Lake City, UT, and business unit strategy and portfolio management practices at Vivint Smart Home in Provo, UT.

“I am thrilled to join UTOPIA Fiber as COO at a time when we are witnessing greater need for access to fast, reliable internet service to promote the growth of our region and enable our cities to meet the digital demands of their residents and businesses,” said Erwin. “I am looking forward to establishing a more process oriented and data driven approach to further improve on our customer experience.”

“As UTOPIA Fiber continues its municipal broadband expansion, I am very pleased that Jeff has joined our senior team in operations to help deliver a better customer experience, greater municipal partnerships, and smarter web applications,” said Timmerman. “Hands down, Jeff is a dynamic communicator and strategic innovative thinker who will contribute to our success as we move forward delivering the fastest internet speeds currently offered in the United States.”

Erwin graduated from Harvard University with an MA in Management and Finance, and was a resident of the prestigious Harvard Innovation Lab. He holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Iowa.

About UTOPIA Fiber

Created by a group of Utah cities, the Utah Telecommunication Open Infrastructure Agency (UTOPIA) is a community-owned fiber-optic network that uses the Open Access model to promote competition by giving customers the freedom to choose which telecommunication services they want. With fiber availability to over 130,000 businesses and residences in over 50 communities, UTOPIA Fiber is the largest—and widely considered the most-successful Open Access network—in the United States, and enjoys the industry’s highest customer satisfaction scores. Since 2009, the agency has successfully designed, built, and operated nearly $300 million worth of fiber projects throughout Utah, all of which have been funded completely through subscriber revenue, at no cost to taxpayers.



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