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posted 17 November 2003 01:41 PM      Profile for Doug   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
18 municipal governments in Utah have joined forces to make it possible to provide a 100 million bps fiber optic connection to every home, school and business in the state - to the considerable horror of private telecommunications firms.

Data infrastructure "is not a nicety,'' said Paul T. Morris, executive director for the project, which he has named Utopia, a stylized acronym for the Utah Telecommunication Open Infrastructure Agency. "It's an essential economic growth issue," he added. "The best network in the U.S. will be in Utah - not in New York, not in Chicago, not in Los Angeles."
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