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Re: [oalug] Utopia - was Meeting May 29th, Presenters needed

Jonathan Karras May 29, 2012 7:12 PM
Posted in group: Ogden Area Linux Users Group
Just guessing but it probably has more to do with Utopia having almost
all of Layton under construction these days. It seems like you can't
turn around without seeing a directional boring machine or 5 in use. I
imagine its because there is already utility permits out to the Utopia
contractors that would conflict with routes Comcast would want to
take. Once work is done in a location of conflict they will probably
issue new permits. Just assuming here. I know Comcast ran new fiber to
my place of employment in Layton just last November.

Also if roads are crossed there are building moratoriums that
typically go from Oct 15 - April 15th.

As to the $3000 install price. If you take the 20 year payment plan
for about $25/month. For 50/50 (notice the upload) you can get from
Xmission for $35/month. So about $60/month and you get more upload
which for a business is going to be what you want. If you were to pay
the $3000 up front you would only be paying $35/month for that 50/50
service. There is an article that explains some about the install fee.

If you were buying Comcast business class services they would also
charge for build out of the fiber typically. That is unless they see a
financial benefit to installing the lines.


On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 12:32 PM, Shane Rose <> wrote:
> I was researching other ISP's when I found out about Comcast, Layton City
> will not approve any permits for Comcast to do new buildings, only Utopia.
> So Layton City will not allow any other ISP to pull fiber to new buildings.
> Does that make more sense?
> Thank you,
> Shane Rose
> DCM Connects
> Phone : 801-589-9552
> Fax : 801-719-6140
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> On Tuesday, May 29, 2012 09:24:33 AM Shane Rose wrote:
>> Here is another tid bit, when I was researching something else because
>> Utopia was so far out on the time line, I looked into Comcast and
>> decided to go with Comcast, but anything new Layton City will not
>> approve any other business to put anything in the ground except
>> Utopia, they will  not approve a permit.  I got this directly from the
>> Comcast guy that does new construction.
> Can you restate this.  I don't follow exactly what you are saying.
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