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What’s Going On With UTOPIA?

March 22nd, 2016

The question we receive the most is, “What is going on with UTOPIA these days?” Well, we have exciting news; UTOPIA is building. People seem to think we’re not building out our network, but we have been expanding for quite some time. Since January of 2015 we have made an additional 5,000 homes available for service. […]

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Google Fiber in Provo

April 18th, 2013

  Exciting news out of Provo today. That’s right: We think it’s exciting. Don’t think for a second that UTOPIA feels threatened by the arrival of Google Fiber in Utah. On the contrary, we are very excited about what this means for Provo specifically and Utah generally. Why? In simple terms, we hope—and expect—Google’s presence […]

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Executive of troubled UTOPIA sees hope in Google Fiber deal

April 17th, 2013

  The head of Utah’s other municipally run fiber-optic Internet network, UTOPIA, said Wednesday’s news that Google Fiber is coming to Provo is “music to our ears.” “It does validate the value of these networks,” said Todd Marriott, executive director of the Utah Telecommunication Open Infrastructure Agency. He added that the nation needs ultra-fast gigabit Internet […]

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Mapping a Route to the Best Routers

February 22nd, 2013

  Is there anyone out there who doesn’t have a wireless home network these days? With the explosion of connected devices, wireless routers are indispensable to leveraging online services and managing our digital lives. Most UTOPIA subscribers utilize a wireless router with their fiber connection. Usually, this is a perfect solution. But, if your wireless […]

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UTOPIA and West Valley City

January 28th, 2013

  By Wayne Pyle City Manager West Valley City UTOPIA has become an intricate part of West Valley City’s infrastructure, residential communities, and business districts. We have been thorough in our efforts to assist residents and businesses in becoming educated on how tapping into UTOPIA’s services can be extremely beneficial for them; and our businesses […]

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“I Am UTOPIA” Videos

January 4th, 2013

Our subscribers have started submitting their “I Am UTOPIA” videos. Here’s what we have received:

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Where is Online Education Going?

December 31st, 2012

  You may be surprised to learn that “distance learning” is not a new pedagogical technique. What could be described as “correspondence courses” date to the early 18th century, and the University of London offered distance learning degrees more than 150 years ago. Today, technology has taken the concept to new levels of ubiquity, not […]

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The Personal Benefits of Your Community-Owned Network

November 20th, 2012

  Shortly before I started grad school in 2005, I got a laptop that had built in WiFi. To help some of us “old timers” who hadn’t been in school for some time, the university had refresher courses to help us remember what we had once learned and perhaps forgotten since undergrad days. I believe […]

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Innovation with Fiber

November 14th, 2012

UTOPIA isn’t Google, and Utah isn’t Kansas City, but what is happening in KC provides an instructive lesson on the power of innovation. As Google starts to connect residential customers to its gigabit fiber network, a funny thing is happening: because the roll-out is residential first, start-ups in the area are renting and buying homes […]

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Centerville is Connected!

November 12th, 2012

By Mayor Ron Russell Several years ago, Centerville City joined with 10 other Utah cities to form the UTOPIA fiber optic network. We were pioneers, taking on a project with unknown challenges and the promise of unlimited potential. Like the other cities, we viewed the development of true high-speed fiber-optic connectivity for our citizens as […]

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