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Monday, March 08, 2004


Qwest sends employees to pack public hearings on UTOPIA project

Qwest, the de facto telecommunications monopoly controlling telecommunications in most of Utah, has been sending employees to "pack" public hearings on UTOPIA, the 18-city FTTH (fiber to the home) project. UTOPIA would bring a high speed open access network to hundreds of thousands of Utah residents and Qwest has been been working hard to block it, politically.

Utahns that have such a hard time ever reaching a live Qwest employee when they've called the company with service complaints can actually go to one of these meetings and meet real Qwest employees, where their employer will have them out in full force as 'concerned citizens':

March 10, Wednesday at 6 PM
City Council Chambers at 56 North State Street

March 15, Monday at 5:30 PM
Location: City Council Chambers at 2600 West Taylorsville Blvd.

March 16, Tuesday at 6:30 PM
Location: City Council Chambers at 5025 South State Street in Murray

March 16, Tuesday at 6:15 PM
Location: City Council Chambers at 5051 South 1900 West in Roy

March 16, Tuesday at 6:30 PM
Location: City Council Chambers at 12830 South Redwood Road

UTOPIA Board of Directors
March 17, Wednesday at 10 AM
Location: E Center at 3200 South Decker Lake Drive in West Valley

UTOPIA supporters can also use the link on the Utahns for Telecom Choice web site to send a message in support of UTOPIA to their city's councilmen.

(Schedule from Joel Wright


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