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UTOPIA Fiber Successfully Builds Its Fifth City of 2023 Completing $6.7M Gigabit-Speed Open Access Network in Santa Clara, Utah

UTOPIA Fiber Successfully Builds Its Fifth City of 2023 Completing $6.7M Gigabit-Speed Open Access Network in Santa Clara, Utah

Murray, UTAH (December 13, 2023) – UTOPIA Fiber announced today the successful completion of its fiber-to-the-home build in the City of Santa Clara, Utah. The $6.7 million project, which commenced construction on May 19, 2022, has now concluded, providing ultra-high-speed broadband access to every residential and business address in the city and signaling the beginning of its expansion into southern Utah communities.

This milestone marks yet another significant achievement for UTOPIA Fiber as it adds Santa Clara as its fifth city in 2023, and 19th city overall, with the fastest residential and business internet speeds available in the United States. The first homes were seamlessly connected to the lit fiber network on May 24, 2023, and the entire project, including 3,242 residential addresses, was completed on October 31, 2023.

“Today’s announcement represents a notable accomplishment for both the community of Santa Clara and UTOPIA Fiber,” stated Roger Timmerman, Executive Director & CEO of UTOPIA Fiber. “We’re thrilled to expand into Washington County, solidifying our presence in southern Utah and our commitment to delivering ultra-high-speed broadband to more local communities. Santa Clara represents our fifth successful city connection in 2023, and a key entry into the rapidly growing southern Utah fiber market.”

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 and foster a net-neutral environment that encourages free-market competition. This approach leads to enhanced broadband access for residents while promoting service excellence and affordability.

Rick Rosenberg, Mayor of Santa Clara City, said, “As our region grows, the demand for speed and capacity has skyrocketed. We needed a city-wide all-fiber network to ensure our community’s success now and in the future. We’re proud to be the first UTOPIA Fiber city in Southern Utah, and beyond excited to offer our residents and businesses the nation’s fastest internet speeds and a choice of competitive ISPs. It’s a game changer!”

Since 2009, the Santa Clara 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 Santa Clara 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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