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Join UTOPIA at Centerville July 4th Celebrations

June 28th, 2012

As you celebrate the 236th anniversary of America’s independence next week, don’t forget to join UTOPIA at Centerville’s Founders’ Park (300 N. Main). View Larger Map From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on July 3rd and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the 4th, UTOPIA will be on-site with our Mobile Command Trailer on […]

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Broadband as Infrastructure

June 26th, 2012

Om Malik (founder of GigaOM) recently wrote an article regarding the US-Ignite announcement. He’s not convinced US-Ignite will do what it’s setting out to do, but his perspective regarding broadband is discerning: Broadband is of crucial importance to our global economy. Just as railroads and roads were crucial to the Industrial Revolution, broadband connectedness is […]

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Sharing Information in the Information Age

June 22nd, 2012

Attending a city council meeting where a property tax increase is the central focus, and where interlocal agency you work for is considered the primary reason for that tax increase, can be a very interesting and educational experience. Tuesday night (June 19), the Orem City Council welcomed more than 250 people (according to one report) […]

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Boosting Economic Growth with “Digitization”

June 18th, 2012

One of the key reasons for the establishment of UTOPIA was providing next-gen tech infrastructure to give Utah a competitive advantage in attracting new businesses. It doesn’t hurt in attracting tech-savvy residents, either. Whether you work in tech or not, it’s incredibly hard to get away from it these days. Even people who don’t have […]

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UTOPIA joins US Ignite Effort

June 16th, 2012

Salt Lake City (June 15, 2012) – UTOPIA, the consortium of Utah cities building an open-access fiber-optic network, has teamed with the US Ignite Partnership, launched yesterday at the White House, to capitalize on what is possible through virtualized ultra-fast broadband networks, and “ignite” the development of next-generation Internet applications and services for American businesses […]

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UTOPIA Contributes to National Partnership to Accelerate Adoption of Next-Generation Networks

June 14th, 2012

Todd Marriott, Executive Director of UTOPIA, is in Washington, D.C., today to participate in a White House event which will announce new steps in support of President Obama’s plan for expanding and improving access to broadband technology for American homes and businesses. At this event, US Ignite, a public-private partnership, will be introduced that aims […]

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The Fastest Internet Connection in Utah has arrived

June 13th, 2012

UTOPIA becomes the first in Utah to offer a 1-gig residential connection – ultrahigh speeds will make current technologies work in the blink of an eye and future applications not yet dreamed of possible Salt Lake City (June 12, 2012) – Today, UTOPIA, the open-access fiber-optic network formed by a group of Utah cities to […]

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What Could You Do With a 1-Gig Connection?

June 12th, 2012

Today, UTOPIA announced it is offering unheard of Internet speeds for residents: 1 gigabit-per-second connectivity. The numbers are pretty staggering: that’s 200 (!) times faster than the typical broadband connection of 5 MBPS. So, what does that really mean? At today’s launch event for the 1-gig connection, we shared a video prepared by Steve Freebairn […]

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Layton in Early Stages of UTOPIA Access

April 15th, 2012

This article was orginally posted on The Standard Examiner’s website on April 14, 2012 and can be found HERE. By Antone Clark LAYTON — UTOPIA is getting closer to being a reality in this community. Work crews from UTOPIA will lay down fiber optic cable in a preliminary move to eventually offer fiber-to-the-household network access […]

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UTOPIA remains a mystery to many Murray Residents

March 8th, 2012

The following article was orginally posted on Deseret News on March 7, 2012. The Valley Journals MURRAY — Bring up the Utah Telecommunication Open Infrastructure Agency, and you’re bound to get a variety of responses. UTOPIA is the group of Utah cities that banded together to create a fiber-optic network for residents and business owners. […]

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