Layton City Congratulates Provo on Becoming a Gigabit Community

May 11th, 2013

    An editorial by Steve Curtis that ran in the Salt Lake Tribune on May 11, 2013.   Layton congratulates Provo on the opportunity the Google Fiber partnership will bring to its residents and on them joining other cities in becoming a gigabit community. Provo’s residents will be able to appreciate the benefits and […]

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What Now for Murray and UTOPIA?

May 8th, 2013

  This article originally ran in the Murray Journal on May 8, 2013 by Peri Kinder When the Murray City Council voted against providing nearly $170,000 to UTOPIA for operating costs, it left many city leaders and residents wondering what happens next for the partnership between the city and the beleaguered Utah Telecommunication Open Infrastructure […]

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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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UTOPIA Statement on Provo City, Google Fiber Partnership Announcement

April 18th, 2013

UTOPIA member cities and employees congratulate Provo City on the opportunity to become the third Google Fiber city in the U.S. “This announcement validates the vision our member cities have been working toward since they undertook the project of delivering ultrahigh-speed broadband to their constituents 11 years ago,” said Todd Marriott, Executive Director of UTOPIA.  […]

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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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Mountainland Association of Governments More Efficient with UTOPIA

March 5th, 2013

  Mountainland Association of Governments, organized in 1972, serves the three-county region of Summit, Wasatch and Utah Counties, which have a combined population of 576,418. The current activities of the Association include administration of the Area Agency on Aging (AAA), and administration of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Utah County through the Department of […]

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Behind Orem’s Actions Regarding UTOPIA

March 4th, 2013

On Wednesday, the Tribune reported on actions taken this week in Orem regarding next steps for UTOPIA, the fiber-optic network backed by 11 member cities. The purpose of Tuesday’s meeting, which was properly noticed as a discussion, not a public hearing, was for the City Council to receive information about UTOPIA and provide direction to […]

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UTOPIA is committed to building the future

February 27th, 2013

  The statement below was written by Wayne Pyle, City Manager for West Valley City and chair of the UTOPIA board. It appeared on 2-27 in the Deseret News as an OpEd. The current debate over the future of UTOPIA is not one of philosophy, whether we should continue, private versus public sector, or any of a […]

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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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A “Life Changing” Experience with UTOPIA’s 1 Gig Connection

February 14th, 2013

  In January, we shared the experience Steve Freebairn has had with a 1 Gig connection from UTOPIA. In this post, his partner, Zach Hilton shares his. Using the UTOPIA 1Gbps connection for the past eight months has been a wonderful experience. At Freehill Productions, we deal with large amounts of data from all kinds […]

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