Fiber for American Fork, Part 4: Why Not UTOPIA?

UTOPIA Comes Calling In the early weeks of 2019 the Utah Telecommunications Open Infrastructure Agency (UTOPIA) approached American Fork City officials with an invitation for American Fork to join UTOPIA. The City weighed the offer and declined — but that set some other things in motion. City leaders began to … Read More …

Fiber for American Fork: My Statement at the Hearing

Introductory Chatter I’ve been so busy with work that I almost forgot about last night’s hearing before the regular American Fork City Council meeting, about the possibility of bonding to build a citywide fiber optic utility. (LightHub Fiber is the name to remember.) Someone mentioned it the night before, or … Read More …

Fiber for American Fork, Part 3: Responses to 22 Concerns and Objections

This is the third of my planned blog posts about a proposal the American Fork City Council is studying to extend fiber optic connectivity to every residence and business in American Fork as a utility. It’s not on the November ballot, but incumbent candidates will cast key votes as city … Read More …

Fiber for American Fork, Part 2: Anticipated Benefits

This is the second of several planned blog posts about a proposal the American Fork City Council is considering to extend fiber optic connectivity to every residence and business in American Fork as a utility. You can find a more detailed description of the proposal itself in the previous post, … Read More …

Fiber for American Fork, Part 1: What’s Proposed

(And Who Am I to Write About It?) American Fork, Utah, is considering establishing fiber optic service to every residence and business in the city as a public utility, as permitted by Utah Code 10-8-14. Here we’ll discuss the proposal itself, and I’ll tell you how I learned enough to … Read More …

2019 American Fork City Council Candidates

There are six American Fork City Council candidates in the 2019 election, running for three seats. Terms are four years. Since there’s no need for a primary election to narrow the field to two candidates per available seat, we’ll have only the general election on Tuesday, November 5. So even … Read More …

New School Board Results (Still Not Final)

Remember how I said Tuesday night that there were two races to watch, because — mostly thanks to mail-in ballots — the school board results were too close to call? Utah County just released updated vote counts, and the second (prospective) winner in each race has changed.

Primary Election Results: Two Races to Watch

A look at preliminary primary election results at vote.utah.gov and utahcounty.gov┬áreveals a lot of lopsided margins, but also a pair of races that may be too close to call for a week or two. Here’s a quick look at the races I mentioned a few days ago in my idiosyncratic … Read More …

David’s Tardy Little Election Guide (2018 Primary)

I’m no longer a registered Republican, so the only races on my 2018 primary ballot are for Alpine School Board and the Utah State School Board. We’ll begin with those, then move on to several Republican primary races (Please note that we’re firmly in the realm of opinion and commentary … Read More …