The problems is with Orem city, not UTOPIA. Other UTOPIA cities are being built
out because their cities are supportive of the project. All I hear form our
mayor and city council is "I am 100% against any more UTOPIA bonds."
However, they don't mention the UIA bonds. Orem is not paying on the UIA
bonds because the revenues are covering them. Please do more UIA bonds and
bring it to my neighborhood!! I will not vote for anyone that opposes more UIA
bonds. Unfortunately, this leaves me without a mayoral candidate to
vote for, but at least we can pick some city council members that can support
the completion of UTOPIA in Orem. Meanwhile, my money is going to Comcrap every
month instead of paying for a UTOPIA fiber connection and paying off the bonds.
It is killing me.Good luck Drew, you have my vote. Please bring
some sanity to the council on this issue.
Fast internet is going to be something that makes Utah attractive to businesses
and startups. It should be regulated like a utility to make it possible for
someone out in the countryside to have internet at a reasonable price. Make internet a utility! UTOPIA is a fantastic program, there should be more
Thanks Drew. You have my vote. The ideological ignorance that keeps kicking
this can down the road needs to stop. Pick a decision deadline, compare options,
and get it built. You'd think the GOP Congress ran our city, given the
years of opposition and complaints to UTOPIA without proposing a single viable
You're welcome! You should thank me for helping to pay for your UTOPIA
Internet connection THAT I DONT HAVE ACCESS TO.I believe that the
role of cities in providing Internet is to open their right of ways to private
enterprise, and encourage healthy competition.The company mentioned
proposed a mandatory a $22 monthly fee per household to be collected by the City
(on top of the tax money we are already paying for the original UTOPIA bond)
This fee would have been mandatory for all, even those who did not have access
(like me), or those who didn't want it because they wanted to use a
different provider, (and it would have only provided slow 5Mb service unless you
paid even more)If you were in favor of that proposal, I worry about
how that non-capitalist approach to governance. The city council rightly
rejected this socialist proposal, just like it should have rejected the original
UTOPIA proposal. When it comes to services forced upon us by
Government, NO ONE should have to pay for a service that they do not have
Everyone should have access to fiber optic, it needs to be affordable and then
everyone can dump cable.
I've been looking into 5G. I don't like what I'm finding out. The
sound waves is more dangerous then the 4G that is being used now and are said to
be cancer causing. The over head power lines is said to cause cancer. As for me
and my house I think that I'll play it safe, fiber optic.
Of course we can do it. We can do anything. The questions is... who pays for
it? The company that benefits from it (and their customers) or the tax
payers?I think it should not be the tax payers.
I got UTOPIA about 6 months ago and can't believe how amazing it is. The
speeds have been incredible, the service absolutely perfect, the price very
reasonable and fair. I may be happiest that I don't have to deal with
comcast or centurylink anymore...those 2 companies have absolutely the worst
customer service I have ever experienced anywhere (something always wrong with
my bill or service, promised one thing but actually get something else, no one
able to fix it, gets fixed after weeks and months of calling and calling, then
gets changed again inexplicably).Haven't had a worry at all with
UTOPIA...everything just works.
Verizon will be coming out with 5g nationwide which will do what UTOPIA does but
at a much lower cost to the customer and community.Instead of a
physical hookup to each house as UTOPIA does which is very expensive the 5g will
take fiber optic cable to a point in each neighborhood and from there the signal
connection would each house will be via a millimeter transmitter receiver.