UTOPIA Fiber Brings Gigabit-Speed Connectivity to Morgan City, Utah


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MURRAY, UT —  UTOPIA Fiber, a community-owned open access fiber network, announced it has completed its FTTH project in the rural mountain community of Morgan City, Utah. This milestone is a boon to Utahns struggling with home internet connectivity because of COVID-19. The city’s nearly 4,500 residents now have access to gigabit internet speeds coming at a time when most Morgan City residents have to work and learn from home.

The five-month, $2.5 million construction project was just completed with UTOPIA Fiber financing, designing, and constructing the system in a very short period. And because of intense subscriber demand, UTOPIA Fiber has covered all bond payments and operating expenses in a record eight weeks’ time. About a third of Morgan City’s households signed up for the service during that period, making it one of the fastest UTOPIA Fiber markets to reach the break-even point in the company’s 16-year history.

Supporting Critical City Infrastructure

“In addition to bringing the fastest Internet speeds in the country to its residents and businesses, fiber enables the city to better support its own critical infrastructure, including its own electrical utility, public safety, and various smart city applications,” said Roger Timmerman, executive director, UTOPIA Fiber. “Notably, Morgan City is now one of the smallest, most rural communities in the United States to have full fiber connectivity.”

Morgan City residents can access fiber internet services starting at $65/month for 250/250 Mbps and with options up to 10 Gbps (up to 100 Gbps for business) from eleven local providers—the fastest internet speeds in the nation.

UTOPIA Fiber is an inter-local agency that provides fiber-to-the-home services in 14 Utah cities and commercial services in over 50. UTOPIA Fiber is an Open Access network, meaning that UTOPIA Fiber builds the infrastructure and allows private sector internet service providers (ISPs) to offer internet services through UTOPIA Fiber’s lines.

Interested Morgan City residents and businesses can visit UTOPIAfiber.com for information on how to sign up for UTOPIA Fiber services.




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