Murray, Utah – October 4, 2023 – UTOPIA Fiber announced today the successful completion of its fiber-to-the-home build in the City of Pleasant Grove, Utah. The $20 million project, which commenced construction on August 5, 2021, has now concluded with the delivery of ultra-high-speed broadband to every residential and business address in the city.
This milestone marks another significant achievement for UTOPIA Fiber as it adds Pleasant Grove as its 16th city 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 3, 2022, and the entire project, including 10,944 residential addresses, was completed on July 12, 2023. As of the end of August 2023, UTOPIA already has a 24% subscriber take rate.
“The project’s completion is a testament to our commitment to providing the fastest internet connectivity to communities across Utah,” said Roger Timmerman, Executive Director & CEO of UTOPIA Fiber. “We are proud to have fulfilled our promise to Pleasant Grove residents, businesses, and students by bringing them ultra-high-speed and reliable broadband service.”
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.
Guy Fugal, Mayor of Pleasant Grove City, expressed his enthusiasm, saying, “Today is the day we’ve all been waiting for—no more slow and unreliable internet service! With UTOPIA Fiber’s completed build, our community now has access to the high-speed fiber they need with the choices they deserve to better compete in the digital economy and bridge the digital divide.”
Since 2009, the Pleasant Grove 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 Pleasant Grove residents and businesses can visit UTOPIAfiber.com for more information on how to sign up for UTOPIA Fiber services.