UTOPIA mayors looking for alternative method to poll residents

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  • mcdugall Murray, UT
    Aug. 23, 2014 3:12 p.m.

    @My2Cents - The proposed $20 dollar fee provides a faster and cheaper internet connection than anything currently available to consumers. Also, it's a 30 year agreement, not permanent. And UTOPIA is not a corporation, it's an inter-local municipally owned agency. As of today, UTOPIA has not committed any criminal activities.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Aug. 23, 2014 3:01 a.m.

    Why is the city councils even considering such a ridiculous tax for a utility they don't even use? The $20/month is hardly nominal, and to tax people to fund a private business is illegal and unconstitional.

    Its a no brainer and no one has the spine to notify anyone through the news media about this permanent utility tax and for services they don't get or want.

    If people think the service is fine good for them, they have a choice to use it or not. This utility tax is nothing more than a corporate profit payment to a company that is marginally acceptable by the state and cities at large. The company is nearly out of business and the utility tax is bailout funds for the UTOPIA corporation.

    Its a no brainer, UNOPIA is a fraud and criminal organization trying to tax people to pay share holders and investors.

  • environmental idiot Sanpete, UT
    Aug. 23, 2014 12:18 a.m.

    Depends on how you price Utopia against Google. Utopia's actual provider charges for data are cheaper than Google. However, Utopia has a build out monthly fee to it's users for the hardware that make Utopia's total monthly fee $20 to $30 more than Google. However, if you don't live in a Google served city you're screwed. Utopia serves more cities than Google. The only other option is ComCast... if you want high pricing, data throttling and crappy service.

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    Aug. 22, 2014 6:09 p.m.

    @Jim Cobabe
    Provo, UT

    So what is your monthly fee for Google Fiber and whoever your ISP and whatever hidden fees?

  • Jim Cobabe Provo, UT
    Aug. 22, 2014 5:39 p.m.

    Not to crow about it, but I am absolutely enthralled with Google Fiber service in Provo. So happy to be no longer subjected to years and years of bureaucratic haggling and footdragging. Not to mention all the grand promises so many other ISPs failed to keep. Google said they would provide fast reliable service, and as far as I am concerned, they were as good as their word.