UTOPIA fiber upgrade

Richard Esplin richard-lists at esplins.org
Tue Jun 7 20:34:17 MDT 2016

UTOPIA and XMission have both changed their rates since I started subscribing years ago, and my plan didn't get upgraded. When XMission emailed me about the new 250Mbps plan, I discovered that it would actually lowered my monthly bill by $5/month. XMission then gave me a credit for the time that they were over charging me. Thanks XMission!

My bill doesn't claim to have any sort of equipment rental, just the $30/month UTOPIA infrastructure fee.

And my actual speeds are closer to 300Mbps.

I'm curious to hear if you really need to rent your modem. That would be sad.

On Tuesday, June 07, 2016 18:04:33 Eric Olsen wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 6:00 PM, Charles Curley <
> charlescurley at charlescurley.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, 7 Jun 2016 17:37:23 -0600
> > Eric Olsen <falconv at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > UTOPIA has upgraded their base speed to 250Mbps, which is beyond the
> > > capability of my old Allied Telesis modem. They are offering to
> > > upgrade me if I sign away my soul for an additional $15/month.
> >
> > I would ask myself: do I really need the increase in speed for $180 per
> > year? I now have fibre optics into my office, and haven't got around to
> > increasing the speed here.
> >
> There's the thing though, at this point the answer to that specific
> question is "not yet" - but that wasn't the question. The question was, can
> I get the speed for a one-time cost of $200 (hardware for $150,
> installation for $50).

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