Fiber To The Premises

South Weber City has researched options related to potential additional providers and service options for high speed broadband for the community. A Request for Information (RFI) for Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) was published in June. Six companies responded to the city’s request, including: Comcast, Connext, EntryPoint, STRATA Networks, Syringa, and UTOPIA.

On August 6, the Municipal Utilities Committee members met to discuss the information and begin preparations for a full Council discussion. The information provided herein is a collaborative effort of the committee.

A general summary of the responses is provided in the table below. Additional information will be provided in a presentation during the meeting (blanks indicate no information provided):

Name

Ownership

Resident Monthly Cost

Resident Speed

Schedule

City Obligation

Project Cost

Comcast

Company

 

Up to 100 Gbps

 

No

 

Connext

City or Company

$35-$65

100Mbps-1Gpbs

2 years

Maybe

 

EntryPoint

City

$27-$55

Up to 1 Gbps

2 years

Yes

$6.6M

STRATA

City or Company

$65-$75

250Mbps-1Gpbs

3 years

Maybe

 

Syringa

City

$60.95-$155.95

100Mbps-10Gbps

1 year

Yes

$45M

UTOPIA

Company* (Intergovernmental entity)

$65-$200

250Mbps-10Gbps

2 years

Yes* (Unless 34.4% take rate)

$6.4M

During the City Council meeting on September 21 the Council shortlisted the above to only 3 companies that could provide the subscriber model of delivery: Connext, STRATA, & UTOPIA. On October 5, all 3 companies gave short presentations and the Council asked clarifying questions. A follow up meeting is now scheduled for October 26 to hear any community feedback regarding the 3 options discussed and determine which direction to go.