A Thousand Posts and Eight Years

success_kidNine hundred ninety-nine posts and almost eight years ago, I wrote my first blog post for Free UTOPIA in frustration that the island of unincorporated county in which I lived would likely never see the service. What started as something extremely self-serving (me first, you know) has turned into something, well, bigger than I expected. Reporters started calling me for interviews. I showed up at legislative hearings. I even whipped up an unruly mob or two when bad legislation was proposed. Last month I hit over 21K pageviews from reporting on the Macquarie deal.

So I have to say thanks to you, the readers, who’ve been showing up for far longer than I initially thought I’d be doing this, especially those of you who have been around since almost the beginning. I’m not done until we have open-access fiber in the whole state, so I’ll be around for a while. I hope you will be too.

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5 Responses to A Thousand Posts and Eight Years

  1. Todd Seager says:

    Absolutely. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do in the name of open access. After all these years, I still marvel at how little Utah’s know and understand the issues. Your blog has gone a long way in helping to correct that imbalance.

    • Todd Seager says:

      Correction: “how little Utahn’s know and understand these issues”

      And better yet when those replying to your blog post error free comments. ;)

  2. Anonymous says:

    You’re the man, Jesse! Thanks for all your hard work!

  3. Greg says:

    Even if it isn’t in your area (yet), you are still a very powerful voice for the rest of us. I have a feeling that after the success of the Macquarie deal, other cities will be jumping on board.

  4. Andrew says:

    Great site and enjoy the information. I love having UTOPIA as the open network really does provide the best for its users. I am trying to help the effort of making a cheap fast network available by sending people to your site and informing them on what UTOPIA really is. Really hope UTOPIA gets the boost it needs to make the rest of the state wake up to the 21st century. Thank you for your site.

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