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UTOPIA may get $10M from feds to settle suit

November 15th, 2014

 Article was originally published in the Salt Lake Tribune by Tony Semerand on November 12, 2014 UTOPIA’s managers are close to settling a lawsuit that officials say reflects a painful chapter in the history of the fiber-optic network. UTOPIA Board Chairman Wayne Pyle said the federal Rural Utilities Service (RUS) has agreed to pay $10 […]

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Go Fiber Utah Announced

May 5th, 2014

Go Fiber Utah is a group of cities, organizations and businesses working to bring fiber optic connectivity to Utah.  A new site has been established to be an education tool, providing information, research and news about fiber broadband in Utah and nationwide.       See more at: Go Fiber Utah  

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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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With UTOPIA, Blendtec enjoys “a fantastic service at a great price”

February 6th, 2013

  The origins of Orem-based Blendtec begin with engineer and inventor Tom Dickson, who grew up putting big engines in little things. After revolutionizing the home wheat milling industry with patented stainless steel milling heads in the 1970s, he turned his attention to making the perfect mixer, developing an “auto knead” feature. Tom continued to […]

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UTOPIA and West Valley City

January 28th, 2013

  By Wayne Pyle City Manager West Valley City UTOPIA has become an intricate part of West Valley City’s infrastructure, residential communities, and business districts. We have been thorough in our efforts to assist residents and businesses in becoming educated on how tapping into UTOPIA’s services can be extremely beneficial for them; and our businesses […]

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Financial Statements Now Available

January 23rd, 2013

  In December, Keddington & Christensen, Certified Public Accountants, completed their annual, independent audit of the basic financial statements of both UTOPIA and UIA (Utah Infrastructure Agency) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, as required by state law. In previous years, Jensen & Keddington (having been selected through RFP), performed the audit; following […]

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