Why is Kaysville City considering fiber?
  • Provide 21st century services to residents
  • Use system to improve City operations
  • Prepare for future technology
  • Make Kaysville more attractive to future residents and businesses

Just as electricity powers millions of innovations, fiber will be the base utility that will allow for future technological breakthroughs to occur. And with our fiber network, all of Kaysville will benefit. Fiber today is what electricity was to America in the early 20th century. 

The proposed system is not just about the internet; it is about having a totally connected community that allows for the advancement of the “internet of things.” Further, it will provide opportunities for the expansion of our economic base. 

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1. What is Kaysville Fiber?
2. How far along is the City at in this process?
3. Why is Kaysville City considering fiber?
4. How would fiber be installed throughout Kaysville?
5. Will the City be an internet service provider (ISP)?
6. If the City isn’t going to be an ISP, who will provide the guaranteed minimum internet service?
7. How will the Kaysville Fiber network be different than other services?
8. Will the City make a profit?
9. How is the City assessing whether creating a fiber network is worthwhile?
10. Has the City vetted all options?
11. Who will be building the network?
12. Is it legal?
13. How will the system be managed?
14. Has the model been tried elsewhere?
15. Utopia failed, so why would this work?
16. What are some examples of successful networks?
17. Aren’t there more pressing needs the City should take care of before deploying a fiber optic network?
18. How will City-owned fiber infrastructure foster competition among Internet Service Providers for the benefit of residents?
19. How much will this cost overall and for each household?
20. Will there be future fee increases?
21. How do we know that the internet retail prices will not increase over time and create a deficit?
22. What will I get for my utility fee?
23. What if I can’t afford this?
24. If I want to stay with my current provider, will I still have to pay the utility fee? If so, how does that save me money?
25. Will this system be outdated in a year or two when new technology, like 5G, arrives?
26. How is fiber a utility like water, sewer, roads, or power?
27. Do I really need a gigabit?
28. Can you really guarantee a gigabit of speed?
29. Don't we have enough bandwidth now?
30. What are the benefits?
31. Does this mean the City will tear up the streets to install fiber?
32. Will this be on the upcoming ballot?
33. What happens to citizens already committed to other ISP provider contracts?
34. Will the City need to run a line into my home?
35. What if I don’t want to participate in this? Can I opt out?
36. What happens if I opt out but later want to get it?
37. Can my HOA stop delivery to my home?