I too was present at the meeting, and what I found confusing was that even
before both sides were allowed to talk the mayor explained that only the people
who signed up would be on the hook to pay, but yet when the against side got up
they said that they didn't want everyone to have to pay. I think that there is a
lot of confusion as to who is involved in the assessment. When we had the last
SID it was put to a vote and if it passed then everyone would be charged, even
if you didn't vote for it. I think that this is what people are thinking of: I
didn't vote for it so I shouldn't have to pay for it. I think the biggest
problem here is that both the city and utopia didn't do enough education about
who is paying for it. I personally am very excited.
My mother-in-law lives in Brigham and was presented the scenario that Anonymous
has stated. She was unaware of a 3000.00 per household fee. She owns 2 homes in
Brigham which means 6000.00. She is not computer savvy watches some television
but I promise you not 6000.00 worth. I think Brigham City is way over the top on
this one. It is time to consult with a lawyer. There are alot of old people in
Brigham who are on fixed incomes. They don't, can't or want this this service.
I would argue that most of the negative comments on this board are from the same
person who is most likely an employee of the Utah Tax Payers Association, Qwest,
or Comcast. The bottom line is that fiberoptic connections right to the home is
the future and is necessary for us to stay competitive in the world market. Are
you aware that the US is 28th in the world for true high speed fiber optic
availability and connectivity? Yep, even behind countries like Slovenia.
Brigham City is doing what is necessary to help make them competitive in the
ever changing marketplace. This isn't only about how fast you can download
Youtube videos, but mostly about jobs and economic development. You may be
surprised to know that years ago, people were quite happy with their outhouses
and lack of indoor plumbing and there were a lot of people who were unhappy with
a lien being placed on their homes to bring water/sewer connections to their
front doors. This is necessary infrastructure people, and continuing to use
Qwest is just like being happy with your outhouse. Let's move into the future
while the opportunity is available.
The utopia reps that came never said anything about the total bill being 3000.
And the 2 month notice to have it paid or put a lien on my house was never
mentioned either. They said the most you would pay is 25 a month but the more
that sign up the less it will cost. And the providers that are supposed to be
cheaper arent. They all charge the same as comcast or dish.. Whats the advantage
That's great. Grandma who never uses internet, who doesn't want internet is
going to have a lien placed on her house if she can't afford internet.America "Land of the Free".We definitely need more Government.
Yes and I'm sure that Grandma voted for it!
Wow! $3000 per household connection fee? And I was feeling bad about a 2 yr.
commitment to waive connection fees, when I connected to Utopia in Tremonton.
Tremonton is in the second year of having Utopia available throughout the
community. No one had to have a lien against their home to connect.It is sad to think of Brigham City residents who have watched numerous
completion promise dates come and go.
Awesome! A payer/player scenario...if want it you can have it..Utopia PLEASE
PLEASE bring Fiber to my home in SLC...Brigham City -* a bunch of lucky ducks!
Great Job Mayor on having the courage to do what is needed.
$3K to connect, lien on house if I finance? Is the city council out of their
collective right mind? I know who I won't be voting for in the future!
There is a old saying that," you can't fool a fool" Brigham City has proven this
false.The tax revenues pledged will be used to support the rest of the
failure, if I lived in Brigham City I would be looking for a new mayor and
council.You folks in Brigham City have been....had.