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Possible UTOPIA partnership only in earliest stages

December 13th, 2013

This article originally was published in the Davis County Clipper on December 13th.  By: Jennifer Wardell CENTERVILLE – Though UTOPIA officials say that a private Internet company is considering joining forces with the struggling fiber-optic network, the potential partnership is still only in the exploratory stages. Elected officials serving on the UTOPIA board were asked to […]

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UTOPIA 2.0

November 25th, 2013

 This article first ran in the Standard Examiner on November 24th.  Certain inaccurate charges have recently been leveled in media accounts regarding member cities of UTOPIA, their leadership, and compliance with GRAMA and open meetings law that must not be left unanswered. It is true that we held a series of confidential discussions with member-city […]

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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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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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Layton in Early Stages of UTOPIA Access

April 15th, 2012

This article was orginally posted on The Standard Examiner’s website on April 14, 2012 and can be found HERE. By Antone Clark LAYTON — UTOPIA is getting closer to being a reality in this community. Work crews from UTOPIA will lay down fiber optic cable in a preliminary move to eventually offer fiber-to-the-household network access […]

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UTOPIA remains a mystery to many Murray Residents

March 8th, 2012

The following article was orginally posted on Deseret News on March 7, 2012. The Valley Journals MURRAY — Bring up the Utah Telecommunication Open Infrastructure Agency, and you’re bound to get a variety of responses. UTOPIA is the group of Utah cities that banded together to create a fiber-optic network for residents and business owners. […]

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Cyber Centerville gets a High Speed Boost

March 7th, 2012

  The following article was orginally published in the March 1, 2012 edition of The Salt Lake Tribune. By Christopher Smart “It’s as fast as a Centerville wind.” That’s what Centerville Mayor Ronald Russell said of his city’s new fiber-optic network that is being installed by UTOPIA, otherwise known as the Utah Telecommunication Open Infrastructure […]

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UTOPIA and Dish Network team up to provide broader array of video services

March 7th, 2012

  The following article was orginally posted on Deseret News on March 7, 2012. The Valley Journals MURRAY — Bring up the Utah Telecommunication Open Infrastructure Agency, and you’re bound to get a variety of responses. UTOPIA is the group of Utah cities that banded together to create a fiber-optic network for residents and business […]

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