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Tuesday, March 02, 2004

 

"With UTOPIA, we're broadband leaders. Without UTOPIA, we're broadband also-rans."

Phil Windley's February 20 comments on Qwest's so-far successful attempts in the state legislature to overrule 18 Utah cities and kill their UTOPIA FTTH (fiber to the home) project:

"SB66, the UTOPIA killer bill, passed the Utah Senate yesterday [Feb. 19]. The bill would make the tax restrictions on the project so onerous that the project will never happen. This is too bad, since I believe UTOPIA to be a significant step forward for Utah. With UTOPIA, we're broadband leaders. Without UTOPIA, we're broadband also-rans. Several Senators tried to substitute other bills, or amend the bill, so that it more of a compromise and didn't outright kill UTOPIA, but in the end, QWEST won this fight. "

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