UTOPIA http://kuer.org en West Valley City Offers Free Phone Service to Residents If Fiber Network Expands http://kuer.org/post/west-valley-city-offers-free-phone-service-residents-if-fiber-network-expands <p>West Valley City has partnered with telephone service provider <a href="http://www.ooma.com/" target="_blank">Ooma</a> to provide free phone service to users of the city’s fiber-optic network.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 21:48:09 +0000 Brian Grimmett 47714 at http://kuer.org West Valley City Offers Free Phone Service to Residents If Fiber Network Expands Private Company Offers Plan to Overhaul UTOPIA Network http://kuer.org/post/private-company-offers-plan-overhaul-utopia-network <p></p><p>The struggling fiber optic network UTOPIA may be partnering with a private company to offer high speed internet access to every home in the 11 participating Utah cities where it operates.&nbsp; Australian investment firm Macquerie Capital has <a href="http://www.gofiberutah.org/milestone/UTOPIA%20Network%20PPP%20-%20Milestone%20One%20Report%20-%20FINAL.pdf">released a proposal</a> to fund UTOPIA’s overhaul. It would require city-wide utility fees from every household in the network.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 23:03:24 +0000 Andrea Smardon 45670 at http://kuer.org Private Company Offers Plan to Overhaul UTOPIA Network Mozilla Ignite Challenge Looking to Utah for Ideas http://kuer.org/post/mozilla-ignite-challenge-looking-utah-ideas <p>A national contest is offering money for application ideas that could change the world. The Mozilla Ignite Challenge is seeking new ideas for apps that can run on super high speed broadband networks, and would benefit the public. Organizers say Utah is well positioned to come up with next-generation education apps.</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 00:01:01 +0000 Andrea Smardon 19317 at http://kuer.org Mozilla Ignite Challenge Looking to Utah for Ideas