Not to crow about it, but I am absolutely enthralled with Google Fiber service
in Provo. So happy to be no longer subjected to years and years of bureaucratic
haggling and footdragging. Not to mention all the grand promises so many other
ISPs failed to keep. Google said they would provide fast reliable service, and
as far as I am concerned, they were as good as their word.
@Jim CobabeProvo, UTSo what is your monthly fee for Google
Fiber and whoever your ISP and whatever hidden fees?
Depends on how you price Utopia against Google. Utopia's actual provider
charges for data are cheaper than Google. However, Utopia has a build out
monthly fee to it's users for the hardware that make Utopia's total
monthly fee $20 to $30 more than Google. However, if you don't live in a
Google served city you're screwed. Utopia serves more cities than Google.
The only other option is ComCast... if you want high pricing, data throttling
and crappy service.
Why is the city councils even considering such a ridiculous tax for a utility
they don't even use? The $20/month is hardly nominal, and to tax people to
fund a private business is illegal and unconstitional.Its a no
brainer and no one has the spine to notify anyone through the news media about
this permanent utility tax and for services they don't get or want. If people think the service is fine good for them, they have a choice to
use it or not. This utility tax is nothing more than a corporate profit payment
to a company that is marginally acceptable by the state and cities at large. The
company is nearly out of business and the utility tax is bailout funds for the
UTOPIA corporation.Its a no brainer, UNOPIA is a fraud and criminal
organization trying to tax people to pay share holders and investors.
@My2Cents - The proposed $20 dollar fee provides a faster and cheaper internet
connection than anything currently available to consumers. Also, it's a 30
year agreement, not permanent. And UTOPIA is not a corporation, it's an
inter-local municipally owned agency. As of today, UTOPIA has not committed any