Brigham City approves UTOPIA proposal

The Brigham City Council has voted three to one to build the UTOPIA fiber optic network throughout the city at a cost of $5.5 million. Councilmember Ruth Jensen cast the only dissenting vote.Brigham City will be responsible for $655,384 of the cost, several businesses anxious for fiber optics will pay $50,000 and the voluntary assessments from individuals who have signed up, or will sign up, for UTOPIA will pay the balance of $4.8 million.So far a total of 1,604 individuals have signed a voluntary agreement to cover the $3,000 cost of installation of fiber to the home. Several businesses have also signed up for UTOPIA.

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