UTOPIA, Veracity Communications strengthen relationship

OCTOBER 10, 2008 -- VoIP provider Veracity Communications has strengthened its relationship with the Utah Telecommunication Open Infrastructure Agency by continuing to provide telecommunications services over the UTOPIA open access fiber-optic network.

OCTOBER 10, 2008 -- Voice-over-IP (VoIP) provider Veracity Communications has strengthened its relationship with the Utah Telecommunication Open Infrastructure Agency (search for UTOPIA) by continuing to provide telecommunications services over the UTOPIA open access fiber-optic network.

"We are pleased that Veracity has recommitted to serving customers on the UTOPIA network," contends Todd Marriott, UTOPIA's executive director and CEO. "This is a strong signal of the great opportunity available to service providers in an open access environment. Veracity's experience in providing competitively priced, high-quality digital communications provides a wide range of choices to businesses in UTOPIA's member cities," he adds.

This announcement is a result of a recent strategic decision taken by Veracity. Veracity says it has made significant investments in its next-generation network and has renewed its focus on providing services over UTOPIA's carrier-class fiber-optic network. 

"We at Veracity are very excited to strengthen our relationship with UTOPIA," says Drew Peterson, president of Veracity. "After examining the recent changes they have made to their organization and improvements they have made to their network, we feel the opportunities are significant. The real winners here will be the businesses in the UTOPIA cities since they get the best of both worlds--the best products and services on the most advanced network," he notes.

The Utah Telecommunication Open Infrastructure Agency is a consortium of 16 Utah cities engaged in deploying and operating a fiber-optic telecommunications network within their communities.

UTOPIA says its key mission is to provide a competitive marketplace for telecommunications services for citizens of member cities. UTOPIA provides the physical infrastructure while private sector companies such as Veracity compete to provide Internet, voice, video, and other services over that infrastructure. This allows residents and businesses to choose from a number of providers, each setting their own competitive rates.


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