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When Will UTOPIA be in ______ ?

October 18th, 2012

UTOPIA has its critics (which shouldn’t be a newsflash for anyone), but the most common question we still get is, “When will UTOPIA be in my area?” We love this enthusiasm for our network and the desire so many have to get connected to our fiber optic network. People see the need for this sort […]

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UTOPIA Solves Video Conferencing Need for American Red Cross

October 17th, 2012

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. From blood drives to disaster relief, the American Red Cross is one of the most visible, recognizable, and respected organizations in the nation. Managing those functions and coordinating responses and […]

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Managing Expectations

October 12th, 2012

I love movies, and since I was a kid I’ve been a big fan of the James Bond franchise. But, I didn’t find great enjoyment from Die Another Day, Pierce Brosnan’s last Bond flick. It was too preposterous, too absurd. So far, it’s the only Bond film I’ve seen only once. Must have something to […]

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The Right Fit

October 5th, 2012

In 2008, I purchased a pair of shoes on-line. I had been coveting a pair for a couple years, as the style was very elegant, and I could definitely use them in my “wardrobe.” When the shoes arrived, I realize that the sizing was off. I ordered the same size I always wore, but for […]

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“Our current incumbent providers are not going to help”

October 3rd, 2012

  The website for Wired magazine has an opinion piece on making ultra-high-speed connectivity a reality in the U.S. The piece is written by Susan Crawford, visiting Stanton Professor of the First Amendment at Harvard’s Kennedy School and a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, whom we quoted in this blog post. We find ourselves […]

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“I am UTOPIA” Contest

October 1st, 2012

UTOPIA is a community-owned fiber optic network dedicated to making advanced broadband a reality for our member cities in Utah. This network allows residents, business, and other institutions to connect to the world in a way they have never experienced before, providing blazing fast Internet speeds, phone, and television services. Whether you’re a current UTOPIA […]

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Fiber-to-the-Home White Paper

September 25th, 2012

The 2012 Fiber-to-the-Home Conference is underway now in Dallas, and Todd Marriott, UTOPIA Executive Director, is presenting tomorrow morning. His topic is “Next Generation Application Deployment: Cracking the Municipal Fiber Nut.” Todd prepped a white paper on the subject, which is available here. It’s a good-size paper, but if you have interest in the technical side […]

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Steve Wozniak and the Lure of Fiber

September 21st, 2012

Few people have more “geek cred” than Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. After all, he’s known to many simply as “Woz.” And, it seems Woz loves the concept of bringing fiber optics to everyone. While in Australia last week for the launch of the iPhone 5, Woz had plenty of nice things to say about the […]

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“Wisdom and Knowledge, Diffused Generally”

September 18th, 2012

Yesterday in Orem, Utah Valley University cut the ribbon on its new Center for Constitutional Studies. Not coincidentally, yesterday was Constitution Day—the 225th anniversary of the day when the U.S. Constitution was adopted by the Constitutional Convention. As part of the festivities, the Center welcomed David McCullough, world-renowned author and historian, whose works include 1776 […]

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Apple’s Innovation Paradigm and Broadband Connectivity

September 12th, 2012

With the launch today of the iPhone 5, as well as redesigned iPods, Apple has once again proven that technology is never static. Innovation is the name of the game, and companies who get behind the curve (yes, we mean you, Nokia, RIM) do so at their peril. While in the grand scheme of things […]

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Fake in Utah

In the United States, 7 people were killed and several injured in a 20-car collision in Utah, which was hit by a sandstorm. This was announced by local authorities, according to the Utah Press. Many students read fake id reviews online after graduation. According to the Utah Department of Public Safety, the series of accidents occurred on Sunday afternoon, July 25th. As a result, at least 20 vehicles were involved in an accident after a dust storm began due to strong winds in the area of ​​the small town of Kenosh. As a result of raising dust, visibility on the road has deteriorated. Some drivers had fake licenses that they bought on the site idgod