UTOPIA's Roller Coaster Ride Continues

Anyone who tells you that UTOPIA is a "success" or that it is a "failure" is probably minimizing important problems or victories for the network. The Utah Telecommunication Open Infrastructure Agency, like so many other things in life, is a mixed bag. For those new to UTOPIA, it is a large multi-community full fiber network that operates by only selling wholesale access to service providers.

nDanville Network Helps Police, Economic Development

Though Danville, Virginia, was hit hard by the simultaneously decline of tobacco and textile industries, the community has responded: Danville Utilities has been building a state of the art all fiber network. Like many communities, they built a backbone and connected the schools and government buildings first. They then started to connect businesses.

Community Broadband - High Capacity, Low Cost

To celebrate the launching of, we wanted to highlight some of the best broadband available in the United States. If you were looking for the best citywide broadband networks available in the United States, you would almost definitely find publicly owned networks.

Monticello "Wins" Appeal

Monticello, a small town in Minnesota just outside the metro area, once again prevailed in court against frivolous charges from TDS Telecom, the incumbent telephone provider (doing business as Bridgewater in the court case).


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