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UTOPIA Statement on Provo City, Google Fiber Partnership Announcement

April 18th, 2013

UTOPIA member cities and employees congratulate Provo City on the opportunity to become the third Google Fiber city in the U.S. “This announcement validates the vision our member cities have been working toward since they undertook the project of delivering ultrahigh-speed broadband to their constituents 11 years ago,” said Todd Marriott, Executive Director of UTOPIA.  […]

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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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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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UTOPIA joins US Ignite Effort

June 16th, 2012

Salt Lake City (June 15, 2012) – UTOPIA, the consortium of Utah cities building an open-access fiber-optic network, has teamed with the US Ignite Partnership, launched yesterday at the White House, to capitalize on what is possible through virtualized ultra-fast broadband networks, and “ignite” the development of next-generation Internet applications and services for American businesses […]

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The Fastest Internet Connection in Utah has arrived

June 13th, 2012

UTOPIA becomes the first in Utah to offer a 1-gig residential connection – ultrahigh speeds will make current technologies work in the blink of an eye and future applications not yet dreamed of possible Salt Lake City (June 12, 2012) – Today, UTOPIA, the open-access fiber-optic network formed by a group of Utah cities to […]

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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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