Utah Telecommunication Open Infrastructure Agency (UTOPIA)
Utah Telecommunications Open Infrastructure Agency (UTOPIA) is a consortium of 15 Utah cities, created to provide construction and operations for a wholesale state-of-the-art fiber optic telecommunications infrastructure. This effort on the part of the municipalities will promote economic development and improve the quality of life for their residents. UTOPIA provides an open access network, allowing private service providers to use the infrastructure to offer retail digital services to customers in UTOPIA member cities.
To help facilitate growth, 9 of the 15 UTOPIA cities formed another inter-local entity called the Utah Infrastructure Agency (UIA). UTOPIA has entered into an agreement to provide network services and access to UIA. The agreement is an Indefeasible Right of Use Agreement between UTOPIA and UIA. Through this arrangement, UTOPIA has been and will continue to be able to generate additional revenue.