I've had UTOPIA Fiber through Xmission for 5 years, pay about $60/month,
and have blazing fast speeds. This allows for 3 people with work at home call
center jobs to be writhing at the same time while 3 others are streaming movies
and playing on WiFi connected devices without any drop in speeds. It also
allowed me do dump satellite and cable t.v.Right now, I don't
think I'll ever use 10 Gbits/second, but I'm glad the open is
available. The way things are going, Internet access really should
be treated as a utility. So come on, cities, expand UTOPIA in your area!
Zabilde - Riverdale, UTJan. 11, 2018 6:10 a.m."Now if they would
only cut the initial hookup cost. Google Fiber is able to do it without charging
$2700 for the initial connection." Your info is bad. You can
pay $2700 and not pay the Utopia fee ($30 per month), or just pay the monthly
fee. Utopia provides the equipment/fiberoptic line(above $30), and a local
internet provider provides the connection/speed ($35 for 250 speed, around $45
Nice commercial. How do I get one from DN for my business?When I
think UTOPIA I think of government subsidies and mandatory fees for people who
don't even use the service.Suddenly they sound like a darling.
Let’s see if the Desnews censors let this though.I’m a
new Utopia customer and couldn’t be happier. I got tired of the worst
customer service from the COMCAST monopoly. For most things, I am
one that believes that market based products/Services offer the best outcomes.
In this case, I couldn’t be more wrong. Comcast has no competition and is
a bloated dinosaur that is dying, and it lack of customer support is typical of
an antiquated company that is basing its future on old technology.Comcast also doesn’t support net neutrality. Xmission/Utopia are local
companies that are net neutral. My 250 Xmission Service is 5X faster then the
same crappy Comcast “service.”
I also love Utopia. It's wonderful! If I ever sell my home and move from
Centerville, it will only be to a city with Utopia! There's no comparison
between the pricing and service I get from Utopia/Xmission vs. Comcast.
I'm so glad Centerville and past Mayor Ron Russell had the vision and
foresight to get Utopia for our city.
I've been a UTOPIA customer going on five years now, and it just keeps
getting better. I can't imagine what I'd ever do with 10Gbps, but
that's only because the application hasn't been invented yet :-) The
"basic" 250Mbps service is more than enough for me, but it's nice
to know that faster options exist--and the "ludicrous speed" option
demonstrates the impressive flexibility of the network.For those who
would like to see more (or, in some cases, any) broadband competition in your
area: Contact your city council representative and/or mayor and ask them to do a
feasibility study. UTOPIA is a municipal network--owned by its member
cities--and so they can't just expand wherever they want. Your city has to
"ante up," and yes, building a fiber network does cost some money and
take some time.Finally, as for the up-front connection fee, that
hasn't been a requirement since at least five years ago when I signed up.
Paying up front is still an option, but one can also opt to pay $30/month (with
a 12-month commitment). I think there was an install fee of $100, but they may
not even charge that anymore.Simply put, if UTOPIA is available to
you, there's no reason to use anything else.
I have lived in a UTOPIA city the whole time UTOPIA has been around, and still
do not have it in my area. I keep hearing promises, but getting no results. I
think the Macquarie deal sounded great, but there seemed to be too many
naysayers who could not see the value in a fiber network.
I just passed the 40 year mark since I started dabbling in computers. It
doesn't seem that long ago when people were talking about the
"indulgence" of having computers on their desks, then the unimaginable
capacity of **5 Mb** hard-drives inside them with as much as 128 Kbytes of
RAM!! Incredible!!I must admit to some astonishment when I now plug
a 128Gb microSD card, with the functioning chip inside that is much smaller than
my fingernail, into one of several devices that use them, or watch streaming
video on either my laptop or flat screen TV. Or, consider the ability to
communicate, virtually instantaneously, with anyone, anywhere in the world
within reach of a cell tower and/or WiFi signal. And on and on, etc., etc.The fact that we now have the option (in selected cities) to hook up our
homes to the Internet, something that was only barely in the conception phase
when I started programming computers, at a speed that would completely swamp the
biggest network channels just a couple decades ago, is beginning to seem
yawningly routine. Which is the most amazing thing of all!
Wow! The fastest? I can see a possible buyout offer in the future from big
conglomerate competitors. Seems like monopoly is the name of the game these
I've had gigabit speed internet through Utopia (Sumofiber) for 6 years in
Centerville. I couldn't be happier with the service. By switching to
Utopia I saved $85 per month over my Comcast triple play bill. My "break
even" after installation costs was about 2 years, not counting the speed
increase from "up to" 20Mbps "down" and 5 mbps "up" -
to a consistent 900Mbps up and down. I've never looked back. Thank you
to our forward thinkers who brought us Utopia. I hope it continues to grow and
provides others this marvelous service & value.
UTOPIA, huh? I s'pose if you live your life staring at a screen, maybe
super-fast bandwidth would seem very utopia-ish. (Is that a fancy acronym, or
just Utopia?)Stay tuned for UTOPIA's competitors - NIRVANA
(11Gb) and CELESTIAL (12Gb)!(-;
You can opt out of the hookup fee by paying a monthly connection fee to UTOPIA.
I pay $30 each month for the connection and $35 to another provider for service.
That's $65 for the fastest speeds I've ever had for both uploads and
downloads. There is no data limit. There is no hassle.
Now if they would only cut the initial hookup cost. Google Fiber is able to do
it without charging $2700 for the initial connection. Utopia would see their
customer base explode if it weren't so expensive to get started with them.
And that would more than pay for the initial hook-up costs. Many more monthly
subscribers would make more money than the few that have sprung for the hook-up
Please bring your internet to all of Utah- we’re so tired of the
monopolies of Comcast and CenturyLink and no one else. Competition would be
Love, love, love my UTOPIA service. I've had it for about a year and it is
by far, far, far the best price, speed, service and reliability of any internet
service I have ever had. No one else even comes close.