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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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UTOPIA 1Gig Subscriber Shares Experience

January 21st, 2013

  Having 1Gbps Internet has been an amazing opportunity for my home and business. One of our greatest goals is to work smarter, not harder, and having such impressive Internet speed makes that possible in so many ways. I run a company that rents and supports digital cinema cameras. They are used to shoot everything […]

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American Crafts Sees Drastic Bandwidth Improvement with UTOPIA

January 7th, 2013

American Crafts of Orem was founded in 1994 by Steve and Alma Mitchell. Their initial focus was the general crafting market. In the late ‘90s, the firm’s focus shifted to creating innovative, well-designed products for the emerging scrapbooking industry. Since then, American Crafts has steadily expanded its product offering, becoming a trendsetter along the way. […]

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“I Am UTOPIA” Videos

January 4th, 2013

Our subscribers have started submitting their “I Am UTOPIA” videos. Here’s what we have received:

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Where is Online Education Going?

December 31st, 2012

  You may be surprised to learn that “distance learning” is not a new pedagogical technique. What could be described as “correspondence courses” date to the early 18th century, and the University of London offered distance learning degrees more than 150 years ago. Today, technology has taken the concept to new levels of ubiquity, not […]

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Win-Win: Murdock Hyundai of Lindon Gets Faster Internet, Saves Money with UTOPIA

December 19th, 2012

  Murdock Auto Group started in 1982 with the opening of Murdock Chevrolet in Bountiful, Utah. In 2005, Murdock purchased its first Hyundai dealership in Orem, Utah, expanding Hyundai offerings to Logan in 2006 and Salt Lake City in 2008. For Murdock’s Hyundai dealerships, their goal was simple: have a Murdock Hyundai in every neighborhood. […]

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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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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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