UVCN: Keeping Local Traffic Local Since 2003


Yesterday, Governor Leavitt inaugurated the Utah Valley Community Network. There has been a lot of work behind the scenes to get so many cities cooperating with the county and UVSC. The result is a network that not only provides fiber transport across much of the county, but also serves as a local exchange point for a number of networks including those of BYU and Novell. The result is that a broadband user in Provo who connects to Utah.gov or the UVSC network does so without being routed through Denver. I am convinced that local and regional exchange points are necessary for broadband to deliver on its promise. This is a good role for Government because its sometimes difficult to get private entities to cooperate in the public good without incentives. UVCN is a great example of some good public officials cooperating to accomplish something that none of them could have done alone. UVCN is something that I'm proud to have played a role in.