Press Release: National provider PAETEC joins the UTOPIA network

WEST VALLEY CITY – August 10, 2010 – The Utah Telecommunication Open Infrastructure Agency (UTOPIA; today announced that PAETEC ( is that most recent service provider to join the fully-fiber, open access network. PAETEC offers business-class customers a comprehensive suite of data, voice, and IP services, as well as enterprise communications management software, network security solutions, and managed services. PAETEC serves over 84 of the top 100 Metropolitan Statistical Areas and has customers in all 50 states.

“We’re thrilled to have our first national provider join the network,” says Todd Marriott, UTOPIA’s executive director. “They have a solid reputation for value-add offerings and value-add service. Their unmatched quality in markets across the country will also be a tremendous benefit to customers on the UTOPIA network. And their decision to join the UTOPIA network is great validation of the improvements and growth we’ve seen over the last two years. The addition of PAETEC’s services to our already robust lineup is proof that open fiber networks just keep getting better – providing quality products and new, innovative services from scores of great providers.”

“PAETEC is the premier alternative to the incumbent telephone and cable companies, based on our nationwide footprint, breadth of products, and quality of service. And we’re excited to expand that footprint with UTOPIA,” says Arunas A. Chesonis, PAETEC’s CEO. “We’ve seen dynamic growth since we were found in 1998 because we believe in basic values – providing unmatched cost-effective solutions and first-rate customer service. There are many reasons why customers initially select PAETEC; however, the relationship established is what keeps them with us. UTOPIA has these same values and we’re excited to expand our offerings to more Utah customers.”

Today’s announcement makes PAETEC the 12th provider on the UTOPIA network. UTOPIA connects fiber directly to customers’ homes and businesses, allowing them to receive unmatched clarity and speed without interruptions from copper wiring and shared connections with neighbors.

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