Utah Interlinx: Broadband for St. George


This story in Wasatch Digital IQ discusses the utah Interlinx project which hopes to bring better broadband access to St George in Southern Utah. "The first stage includes building╩two new,╩redundant long-haul fiber optic╩lines into St. George,╩ and the second stage is to build a new╩next-generation metro area network (MAN) utilizing both SONET and Gigabit Ethernet technologies." The story also talks about building a smart building in St. George. St. George is one of the fastest growing areas in Utah, so its not surprising that this kind of project is interesting to many, but its not clear to me from this article how its being financed or why it makes sense economically.