You'd like to think that a company planning to buy city assets would have all of their paperwork ducks in a row. Seems that Broadweave, however, has neglected to file a substantial amount of paperwork required to legally do business. South Jordan, the location of the company's headquarters, has no listings for Broadweave. Draper has never heard of them before. The woman I spoke to with Washington City said they've been trying to get them to get a valid business license for a long time and will probably refer them to enforcement soon. Lehi hasn't gotten back to me yet on their license status in that city, but given the 0 for 3 record in other cities where they do business, I don't have my hopes up that they filed anything there either.
And what of Provo? Broadweave has also failed to obtain a business license from the city of Provo. They also have not registered Broadweave of Provo, LLC with the state of Utah, the business entity that was supposed to be buying the network. How can the city sign a deal with a business entity that doesn't even exist? It's not like Broadweave doesn't know how to do it; they have registrations for subsidiaries in St. George, Hurricane, Washington, Herriman and "Rosecrest".
I'm also trying to find out if Broadweave is telling the truth about how long they have been an established business. They did not register their current domain, broadweave.com, until June of 2003 though their website indicates that this company has been around since 1999. Seems odd for a tech company to go 4 years without snapping up the domain that bears their trademark, isn't it? Pending some feedback from the Utah Department of Commerce, we'll know for sure. I'm betting the company wasn't filed until 2003 making their claim of getting their first contract in 1999 patently false.
UPDATE: Lehi just confirmed that they don't have a business license in their city either. Surprise, surprise.