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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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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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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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5 things I learned about email at the Zimbra technical conference.

Email is very much alive and well in 2013. I am happy to report that Zimbra is poised to lead the way with their unified email, collaboration, and social communities. This past week I attended Zimbra’s “The Big Social” event in Dallas along with our Mail Systems Architect, Joaquin. The Big Social is a technical […]

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The Fruit of Competition

I am proud to announce that our gigabit residential offering on UTOPIA has dropped in price to $70 (UTOPIA charges included, and can vary up to $100 total in some cases). Cynics may point to the fact that this matches the Google Fiber offering on iProvo, and you know, they’re right. When there is robust […]

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You + XMission = Win! 4 reasons to become an XMission Channel Partner.

I am pleased to introduce the XMission Channel Partner program. Since 1993 XMission has provided amazing support and products that have garnered loyal fans and awards. Our loyal evangelists touted our products and provided referrals allowing us to grow and prosper all while building a reputation for excellence. Now we are looking to lend our […]

5 things I learned at HostingCon 2013

A couple of weeks ago, I attended HostingCon with another XMission long-time team member, Grant Sperry. We had an incredible experience and I wanted to share a few of the lessons we learned: * Love what you do. Staying relevant and connected with your customer base means that providers need to focus on the components […]

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The $1 Fiber Optic Network

Provo City excitedly announced yesterday that Google was taking over their troubled iProvo network. Google has done a respectable job in Kansas City, and I’m sure they will do the same in Provo. My only criticism after hearing this yesterday is that Kansas had to literally give away the farm to install a monopoly over […]

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4 Questions to Help you Determine if Cloud Hosting is Right for your SMB

A lot of bootstrap businesses don’t realize that pouring money into on-premise IT infrastructure and staffing right away is often unnecessary—even if they are the next Facebook or Amazon. Cloud technologies can meet the changing needs of small business owners and make it easier to grow IT infrastructure more organically. In this post, I’ll cover […]

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