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5 Things You Need to Know About the UTOPIA Deal

May 9th, 2014

Article was originally published in KSL.com’s Science and Tech News on May 9, 2014 by Scott Dunn. WEST VALLEY CITY – For the proponents of UTOPIA, there is now a real hope it will survive mostly intact and, if the Macquarie proposal is approved, rise up to be even better than before. For more than […]

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Utah Bill Would Kill Fiber Network Infrastructure Expansion

February 10th, 2014

Article was originally published in Government Technology on February 10, 2014 by Brian Heaton Imagine a scenario where everyone has access to high-speed broadband and a litany of Internet service providers to choose from. That’s the idea behind the Utah Telecommunication Open Infrastructure Agency (UTOPIA). But the picture perfect dream is under fire from new […]

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Politician seeking limits on UTOPIA fiber network wants “accountability”

February 8th, 2014

Article was originally published in Ars Technica on February 7, 2014 by Jon Brodkin The Utah legislator who filed a bill to limit the growth of government-funded fiber networks contends that protests of the bill are based on a “misunderstanding” and that some minor adjustments will clear everything up.The legislation would make it illegal for […]

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Utah bill would stop regional fiber networks from expanding

February 6th, 2014

Article was originally published in Ars Technica on February 5, 2014 by Jon Brodkin Kansas isn’t the only state considering legislation that would limit the growth of government-funded broadband networks that threaten incumbent Internet service providers. The latest such attempt we’ve learned of is a Utah House bill called the “Interlocal Entity Service Prohibition,” which […]

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Todd Marriott departs as UTOPIA executive director

January 31st, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 29, 2014 – Todd Marriott is stepping down after nearly six years of work as Executive Director of UTOPIA, the wholesale fiber optic network providing internet, phone and television services for 15 member cities throughout Utah.  The announcement comes from UTOPIA Chairman Wayne Pyle, who added, “We appreciate the work that […]

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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 Service Providers Reduce Price of Utah’s Fastest Internet Connection

September 15th, 2013

  SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 16, 2013 – Today UTOPIA, the open-access fiber-optic network formed by a group of Utah cities to provide critical advanced communications infrastructure to their residents, together with its Internet Service Providers, announced a drastic price reduction of its blazing fast 1 gigabit-per-second residential service. Starting today, seven Utah based Internet […]

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Survey ranks Utah tops in West for broadband Internet speeds

July 30th, 2013

This article was originally published in the Salt Lake Tribune on July 29, 2013 by Vince Horiuchi The next time you’re streaming “House of Cards” on Netflix without a hiccup or waiting for the show to buffer, be thankful you live in Utah. The Beehive state has the fastest broadband Internet speeds of any Western […]

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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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