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Art Fans Unite: XMission proudly sponsors the 2014 Utah Arts Festival

We love the summer festival season in downtown Salt Lake City! This year’s Utah Arts Festival kicks off on Thursday, June 26 and runs through Sunday, June 29 at Library Square. XMission has supported the Utah Arts Festival for the past fourteen years by sponsoring the lively Hospitality Patio. We also provide free wireless Internet […]

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Frequently Asked Questions about Macquarie and UTOPIA

Last night, I attended the Murray town hall meeting on UTOPIA/Macquarie. It was refreshing to see over 300 people turn-out with many thoughtful questions. Although there was some misinformation from the audience broadcast, the city council and mayor did their best to answer questions on an extremely technical subject. There were times that I wish […]

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OpenWest 2014 is almost here (and sold out)! May 8-10 in Orem

Over 1,000 open source enthusiasts gather in Orem this week for the 7th annual OpenWest Conference. The fun begins on Thursday, May 8 at 9 a.m. at the UVU Science Building. The conference extends through Saturday, May 10. This event has sold out. XMission has sponsored the conference for many years (this year, we’re Platinum!). […]

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Utah Public Health Association Recognizes XMission

Today, XMission received a “Working for a Healthier Utah” award from the Utah Public Health Association (UPHA) in recognition of our ongoing corporate support of their organization. According to their website (hosted by XMission!), UPHA “is a non-profit organization of public health professionals working together for a healthier Utah through advocacy, education, and collaboration with […]

Google Fiber in Salt Lake City?

Yesterday, Vince Horiuchi from the Salt Lake Tribune called me for comment on a story that was under embargo until 11am today. Google Fiber is investigating Salt Lake City. In Kansas City and Provo, incredible concessions were made to install Google as a residential fiber monopoly. Kansas City waived franchise fees, and gave free office […]

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Science and Engineering Fair Judges Needed!

Every year, XMission looks forward to supporting the Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering Fair (SLVSEF). Pete Ashdown, our founder and president, serves as a judge and awards the XMission Technology Award to the student who best demonstrates creativity in utilizing the Internet for either research or as a presentation element. I spoke with Pete […]

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Important, new requirements for domain owners

If you or your business currently own any domains, please read the following important information regarding the new ICANN required validation process. What is the ICANN required validation process? The new ICANN validation process helps increase the reliability of each domain’s contact information, in case your registrar needs to contact you for any reason. If […]

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Net Neutrality

A recent federal court decision in a case involving a Verizon challenge to FCC “Net Neutrality” rules has inspired many breathless headlines about the death of the Internet as we know it. Because this will enable giant Internet providers to start prioritizing traffic based upon what their customers are willing to pay them, it deals […]

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Register for Ski PHP on January 17-18

XMission kicks off our 2014 community sponsorship calendar with the Ski PHP Conference on Friday, January 17 and Saturday, January 18. The conference takes place at the Miller Campus of Salt Lake Community College. Ski PHP, presented by the Utah PHP Users Group, features top national and international PHP experts to present over 50 talks […]

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20 Years

Twenty years ago today, the xmission.com domain went live on the Internet. Supported by a T1 connection to the University of Utah, a Sun Sparc Classic, and five 14.4Kbps modems, XMission was the first commercial Internet access available to the public in Utah. One small server handled email, domain name service, and Usenet news for […]

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