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Nucor Building Systems Enjoys “Exponentially Faster” UTOPIA Network

December 6th, 2012

  Nucor Corporation, a Fortune 300 company headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, is one of the largest steel producers in the United States, and the largest of the “mini-mill” operators. The total annual steelmaking capacity of the company is 25 million tons. As one of Nucor’s public brands, Nucor Building Systems began in 1987 with the construction of […]

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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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UTOPIA in Centerville

November 16th, 2012

Centerville Becomes First UTOPIA City to Achieve 100 Percent on Construction of Backbone for Ultra-High-Speed Fiber-Optic Network  Construction of city’s major trunk lines completed in 1 ½ years due to federal stimulus funds; 22 percent of single-family homes subscribe to the network in just 15 months Salt Lake City (November 16, 2012) – Centerville City […]

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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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Noah Webster Academy Saves with UTOPIA Network

November 8th, 2012

Noah Webster Academy is a charter school (K through 6th) in Orem, and represents a partnership of students, parents, teachers and administration who are committed to common objectives and to creating a safe, nurturing, disciplined environment. The Academy is committed to inspiring excellence in students through a curriculum that is classical in nature. Seeing that […]

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Nothing like it in the World!

October 31st, 2012

I have been a long-time UTOPIA customer. This includes when I had an extended three and a half year stay in California. While I was living out in California, close to Silicon Valley itself, I expected to find some comparable Internet as what I had been already using for a couple of years. Was I […]

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The Power of Choice

October 30th, 2012

An election is all about choices. Do you want Candidate A or Candidate B? Are you for Proposition 19 or against it? Will Judge John Doe be retained in office or not? To make an election worthwhile, one needs to have alternatives from which to choose. Democracy wouldn’t get very far if there were only […]

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Broadband and Cord Cutting

October 23rd, 2012

As parents, we watch our kids grow up but we don’t notice the big changes in their appearance or stature because we see them every day. Only when seeing someone after a long absence do we really see the striking changes that have occurred. The same is true for technology. Week to week and month […]

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“This was not a tough decision”

October 22nd, 2012

My UTOPIA experience has also been terrific. I have no idea why every household wouldn’t want to take advantage of this. Our home, like many, has come to rely on fast, reliable Internet service. We were subscribers to the “Comcast triple play” for our Internet, phone, and TV (with 2 DVRs) for approximately $255 per […]

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