Talk to your cities about working with Utopia. They are the barrier that stands
in the way of getting to your neighborhood. I'm hitting my 5 year
anniversary of Utopia fiber through XMission and I am grateful my city has it. I
don't regret it. Take my money. Fiber is worth it.
Service in Utah and the United State is some of the worst in the World. Example
a certain telecom has fiber to their local node and then tries to deliver over
phone lines that are over 40 years old. It simply does not work. They have
tried multiple times to install internet access. Total mess. Our cable
advertises Gig speed. It is a total joke; reason is you are on a shared node
and once the High School gets out at 2:10 pm; the games are on and everything
else just does not work. The only way that true internet will be come a
reliable service is when there is true fiber optic to every house. The funny
part is that there is so much fiber optic installed by businesses and the State
of Utah. City leaders don't have a clue. When you talk to to them you
wonder what they are thinking. They have no clue about the real world. The Feds
are even worse; their idea of broadband is 10-15 megs download and don't
even get me started on the problems with various services upload services.
Broadband in most of Utah is just a joke and it all rests with city, county and
state leaders. No one is willing to step up and get the job done. just
Wouldn't it be nice if those residents of rural counties in Utah,
especially those with little public land, had high-speed Internet access so they
could do some of those online jobs? There could even be tech hot spots in rural
places to help offset the loss of high-paying jobs from all the government owned
lands. Some might actually be able to stay and raise families in those areas.
I agree with @pt1- . In my neighborhood there's only one option through our
cable company, and we get disconnects regularly. Hopefully, this study will
motivate more service companies to jump into our market, and current companies
to expand their options and increase their speeds! Also, really hope those rural
communities get more infrastructure and service, asap!
Let's not pat ourselves on the back too much for internet availability here
in Utah. In my neighborhood the only usable option available is through the
cable company. There is NO fiber option as a choice and our service isn't
consistently adequate as well as being very expensive for the quality of service
we get.When we were on the east coast for 18 months serving a
mission all the large apartment complexes had access to a true high speed
internet so we do know the difference. We shop online, do our banking online,
participate in family history and have smart phones as well as stream
entertainment. We use our computer as well as our smart phones. When will
better internet availability be a priority here?