October 31, 2008
FuzeCore to Provide Services on UTOPIA Network
The Utah Telecommunication Open Infrastructure Agency ("UTOPIA") announced that FuzeCore LLC has become a service provider on the UTOPIA open-access municipal fiber-optic network. FuzeCore will provide broadband Internet and VoIP telephone services to business and residential customers in UTOPIA's member cities.
"We are pleased to welcome FuzeCore as a service provider for customers in UTOPIA cities," said Todd Marriott, UTOPIA's CEO. "FuzeCore is a great addition to the roster of service providers bringing choice to UTOPIA cities for their broadband services. FuzeCore has solid experience in broadband products and their addition to UTOPIA's portfolio of service providers continues to demonstrate the value of the open-access model," he added.
Tim McClanahan, President of FuzeCore, said, "We are impressed with the speed and capacity of the UTOPIA network and the opportunity it provides for us to serve customers in Utah. We are excited to offer Internet, phone, teleconferencing and support services over this future-proofed network. We share UTOPIA's vision of offering the best possible service to our customers and look forward to expanding our service area into the UTOPIA cities."
Headquartered in Pocatello, Idaho, FuzeCore has been serving businesses in Idaho, Nevada, Montana, Washington and Utah since 2005 with high-speed Internet, VoIP telephone service and phone systems, wholesale carrier service and IT consulting.
The Utah Telecommunication Open Infrastructure Agency is a consortium of 16 Utah cities operating a fiber-optic telecommunications network within their communities. UTOPIA's mission is to provide a competitive marketplace for telecommunications services for citizens of member cities. UTOPIA's Open Service Provider Model provides the physical infrastructure while private sector companies compete to provide internet, voice, video and other services over that infrastructure. This allows residents and businesses to choose from a number of providers, each setting its own competitive rates. UTOPIA is also the only network in Utah that connects customers' homes and businesses directly to fiber-optic lines with no copper or wireless connections. This allows digital signals--Internet, voice and video--to travel at the speed of light directly to and from the premises, offering speed and bandwidth copper and wireless networks cannot provide.