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UTOPIA Fiber Completes Fourth Successful 2023 Build with $23.5M Citywide Fiber-to-the-Home Project in Syracuse, Utah

UTOPIA Fiber Completes Fourth Successful 2023 Build with $23.5M Citywide Fiber-to-the-Home Project in Syracuse, Utah

Murray, UTAH (December 7, 2023)UTOPIA Fiber announced today the successful completion of its fiber-to-the-home build in the City of Syracuse, Utah, marking this as the fourth completed build in 2023. The $23.5 million project, which began construction on November 30, 2021, has now concluded with the delivery of ultra-high-speed broadband to every residential and business address in the city.

UTOPIA Fiber celebrates another major milestone by welcoming Syracuse as the 17th city in its network, boasting the fastest residential and business internet speeds available in the United States. The first homes were seamlessly connected to the lit fiber network on September 6, 2022, and the entire project, including 12,324 residential addresses, was completed on September 12, 2023. As of the end of November 2023, UTOPIA Fiber already has a 15.61% subscriber rate.

Roger Timmerman, Executive Director & CEO of UTOPIA Fiber, stated, “We are excited to bring Syracuse City into alignment with its neighboring communities like Clearfield, Layton, and West Point, UT. It’s not just about providing internet service; it’s about creating an equitable, competitive landscape. Our open access model ensures that Syracuse residents and businesses have access to the same high-quality, diverse range of internet services as their neighbors, bridging the digital divide, and ensuring fair prices.”

UTOPIA Fiber’s Open Access model, the largest of its kind in the United States, empowers multiple private-sector internet service providers (ISPs) to compete, fostering a net-neutral environment that encourages free-market competition. This approach leads to enhanced broadband access for residents while promoting service excellence and affordability.

Since 2009, the Syracuse City project—like all other UTOPIA Fiber projects—has been funded and grown solely through subscriber revenue. The completion of this project further extends UTOPIA Fiber’s reach, providing residents with access to speeds up to 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps) and 100 Gbps for businesses, currently the fastest speeds offered in the United States.

Interested Syracuse City residents and businesses can visit for more information on how to sign up for UTOPIA Fiber services.

About UTOPIA Fiber

Created by a group of Utah cities, the Utah Telecommunication Open Infrastructure Agency (UTOPIA) is a community-owned fiber optic network that uses the Open Access model to promote competition by giving customers the freedom to choose which telecommunication services they want. With fiber availability to approximately 200,000 businesses and residences in over 50 communities, UTOPIA Fiber is the largest and most successful Open Access network in the United States and enjoys the industry’s highest customer satisfaction scores. Since 2009, the agency has successfully designed, built, and operated nearly half-a-billion dollars worth of fiber projects throughout Utah and the West, including operational partnerships with Idaho Falls, Yellowstone Fiber, and Bountiful Fiber, all of which have been funded completely through subscriber revenue, at no cost to taxpayers. For more information visit



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