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Startup Festival and Startup Culture Taking Root in Modern Provo, Home to BYU and Google Fiber

Broadband's Impact, Fiber, Gigabit Networks, The Innovation Economy August 31st, 2015

Editor’s Note: This past week, Drew Clark’s column in the Deseret News of Salt Lake City, Utah, was on the “The zeitgeist of modern Provo: Jobs and a good quality of life.” Click here for links to all of his Deseret News columns.

PROVO — What do you get when you cross a thriving technology and startup community with what Gallup called “the best place to live in America“?


That’s the zeitgeist here in Utah County. It’ll be celebrated with a new technology, business and cultural event here, dubbed Startfest, beginning on Monday, Aug. 31.

And because of the still-coalescing cultural power of information and communications technologies, Utah as a whole is sending a message to the world: Citizens of a particular city or region are no longer necessarily forced to choose between quality of life and economic opportunity.


Utah Poised to Be First State With Large-Scale Gigabit Networks: Speakers at Utah Broadband Summit

Broadband's Impact, Cybersecurity, FCC, Fiber, Gigabit Networks October 28th, 2013

PROVO, Utah, October 28, 2013 – The prospect and reality of Gigabit Networks throughout the country, beginning in Utah, are “creating bigger surface areas for the mind,” the chief technology officer of US IGNITE said here on Thursday. Speaking at the Utah Broadband Summit here in Provo — selected a Gigabit city six months ago […]

Utah, Michigan, Oregon and Others Host State Broadband Initiative Summits, Bringing Internet Data and Knowledge Together

Broadband Data, Broadband Mapping, Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, NTIA October 18th, 2013

October 18, 2013 – State Broadband Initiative entities have played the lead role in mapping high-speed internet services in their respective states. Now, these entities are also taking the lead to convene, connect and collaborate among broadband stakeholders. Several states will be hosting broadband technology summits in the coming weeks, including Utah, Michigan, Oregon, Wyoming […]

Appeals Court Decides That Search-Related Infringement Case Against Google Isn’t Frivolous

Intellectual Property, Patents January 13th, 2011

A search-related tech company’s patent infringement lawsuit against Google wasn’t frivolous and deserved a full hearing even though the smaller company’s CEO publicly proclaimed in a blog post that its technology is different from Google’s, and even though the legal system agreed with that conclusion, ruled a federal appeals court on Tuesday.

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