UTOPIA Fiber Announces Fiber Project in West Point
Murray— UTOPIA Fiber announced an agreement with the City of West Point to execute a Fiber- to-the-Home project that will bring the fastest internet speeds in the nation to the city. The West Point City Council voted unanimously to proceed with an agreement ensuring that all city residents and businesses will have access to UTOPIA Fiber services by the end of 2020. West Point will be the 14th Utah city connected to UTOPIA Fiber service.
“It’s exciting to see another Utah city anticipating the connectivity needs of its residents and businesses. The City of West Point expects its population to increase dramatically over the next decade, so this project is instrumental to the community’s success,” said Roger Timmerman, Executive Director, UTOPIA Fiber. “Connectivity is not just for video, gaming, and streaming, it’s about quality of life and economic development.”
UTOPIA Fiber is an inter-local agency that provides Fiber-to-the-Home services in 14 Utah cities, and commercial services in over 50. UTOPIA Fiber is an Open Access network, meaning that UTOPIA Fiber builds the infrastructure and allows private sector ISPs to offer internet services through their fiber lines. West Point residents will be able to get fiber internet services starting at $65/month for 250/250 Mbps and will have the option to choose speeds up to 10 Gbps (up to 100 Gbps for business) from 11 local providers—the fastest internet speeds in the nation.
“Broadband and Fiber-to-the-Home have become a necessity in growing, modern communities,” stated West Point Mayor Erik Craythrone. “We are thrilled to have made this agreement with UTOPIA Fiber that will give our residents and businesses access to the fastest internet speeds available. That’s not an option in most parts of the country.”
The company offers residential services up to 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps for businesses. As part of the agreement with West Point, these speeds will be available throughout the entire city. Construction is already underway, and all areas within the city are scheduled to be completed by the end of 2020.
West Point residents can visit UTOPIAfiber.com for service maps, build-out timelines, and information on how to sign up for UTOPIA Fiber services.
About The Company
Created by a group of Utah cities, the Utah Telecommunication Open Infrastructure Agency (UTOPIA) is a community-owned fiber optic network that uses the Open Access model to promote competition by giving customers the freedom to choose which telecommunication services they want. With over 100,000 business and residential customers in over 50 communities, UTOPIA Fiber is the largest and most sucessful Open Access network in the United States, and enjoys the industry’s highest customer satisfaction scores. Since 2009, all UTOPIA Fiber projects have been funded completely by subscriber revenue.