After two years of searching, UTOPIA has announced that Roger Timmerman will be returning from Vivint Wireless to be the new executive director. You may recall that Roger was involved both with UTOPIA and iProvo since the early days (2004, to be exact), so he’s bringing a pretty deep understanding of both fiber and municipal networks to the table. I was sad to see Roger go (and you all know how I feel about Vivint), so I’m glad to have him back.
With UTOPIA reaching operational break even and starting to build more network in more places, now is a good time to have someone back in the captain’s chair. I hear that in addition to expansions in Midvale, West Valley City, and Layton, the city of Perry is getting a full deployment. Orem also has new councilmember (and UTOPIA supporter) Sam Lentz as their member of the UIA board, so it’s possible that there may be some movement there as well.
I saw that Macquarie was on their meeting agenda for today, also. Do you know anything about that discussion?
Not yet. I can only hope it means they’ve figured out some way to move it forward.
Roger is an excellent choice!!!
He brings a unique combination of talented technical expertise and business prowess. I wish him well and UTOPIA can rest assured it is in good hands.
Great hire. Good for UTOPIA and Roger.
While I can’t get Utopia I give it’s existence (and expansion threat) credit for making Comcast more competitive than they would otherwise be. I’m getting 75/5 for <$55/m from Comcast with no data cap.
viva la Utopia!
here in Orem
has anyone else noticed the dates on the Layton letter are incorrect and does any one know the correct date?