Utah State With Explicit Roadblocks Potential Class Action Suite

  • Utah State With Explicit Roadblocks Potential Class Action Suite

    Posted by Michael on August 11, 2021 at 7:29 am

    Utah

    Legislation in 2013 added new obstacles to municipal broadband by placing restrictions on the use of municipal bonds to fund broadband projects. Municipalities that are offering wholesale services for publicly-owned broadband infrastructure, however, are exempt from many of these requirements.

    Utah Code Ann. § 11-14-103(4); Utah Code Ann. § 10-18-201 et seq

    Utah state laws allow municipalities to offer broadband services to residents, but the laws impose many procedural and accounting requirements on local governments that make it exceedingly difficult to deploy a broadband network and offer retail service to residents effectively. Legislation in 2013 added new obstacles to municipal broadband by placing restrictions on the use of municipal bonds to fund broadband projects. Municipalities that are offering wholesale services for publicly-owned broadband infrastructure, however, are exempt from many of these requirements.

    Despite restrictions, a group of 11 Utah cities formed UTOPIA Fiber in 2004 in order to deploy and operate fiber to the home services for residents, and continues to expand to several additional cities per year.

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