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UTOPIA survey reports high preference for fiber network, fast internet

Fifteen years ago, 11 Utah cities joined in a collaboration that became the Utah Telecommunication Open Infrastructure Agency. At the time, many residents were skeptical of the financial investment and idea it was as important as other utilities. Now, many of those same residents say they ...

Google Fiber is coming to Springville after City Council approval

After going back and forth with different internet providers for over 10 years, the Springville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to allow Google Fiber to dig into the city streets to run fiber throughout the community, ultimately bringing a new service option to individual homes and ...

Perseverance, customer loyalty keep local businesses around for decades

Amid a historically difficult period for businesses, at least two local establishments have been quietly celebrating about half a century of sales in Utah Valley. Pioneer Book celebrated 40 years of business last year, and McGee’s Stamp & Trophy celebrates 55 this fall. (A sign thanking ...

University Place on its way to completing promises as retail hub of Orem

In 1973, the Woodbury Corp. took a chance with a new flagship project called University Mall. At the time, other than a few homes and open fields, there wasn’t much in the 133 acres. A new connector road had gone in from Provo to Orem and west to Interstate 15. Residents fondly called the ...

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Sunday Drive: 2022 Subaru BRZ vs. 2021 Mazda MX5

It’s not often we have two of the same type of vehicle during the same week. It was just happenstance that we got either one of these great coupe offerings, and to get them during the same week must have had something to do with good karma. Regardless, it provided us the opportunity to really ...

Sunday Drive: 2022 Mini has it all — performance, tech and fun

Over the years, we have had the chance to drive most of the Mini lineup, but, until now, we have not been able to get into the version with the John Cooper Works upgrade to the engine and other things that make this small British car very fun to drive! A little history on the Mini is ...

Sunday Drive: VW Arteon turns heads, now with abundant luxury

Now in its third year of production, the Volkswagen Arteon has become a mainstay in the VW line. We think of it as the flagship of the line, positioned above the Passat as it comes with a luxurious feel, especially in the Premium R-Line edition. Whenever we have a car that is different or ...

Sunday Drive: BMW adds a new luxury SUV hybrid with the X5

In the world of luxury high-end SUVs, the competition is intense, with all kinds of new technology being introduced to the market along with looks that can’t be beat. The new BMW X5 turned out to be no exception to this rule as it comes with technology that was only a dream a few years ...

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Google Fiber is coming to Springville after City Council approval

After going back and forth with different internet providers for over 10 years, the Springville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to allow Google Fiber to dig into the city streets to run fiber throughout the community, ultimately bringing a new service option to individual homes and ...

Millions of Android phones, tablets vulnerable to Heartbleed bug

SAN FRANCISCO -- Millions of smartphones and tablets running Google's Android operating system have the Heartbleed software bug, in a sign of how broadly the flaw extends beyond the Internet and into consumer devices.While Google said in a blog post on April 9 that all versions of Android are ...

Heartbleed bug causes major security headache

SAN FRANCISCO -- A confounding computer bug called "Heartbleed" is causing major security headaches across the Internet as websites scramble to fix the problem and Web surfers wonder whether they should change their passwords to prevent theft of their email accounts, credit card numbers and ...

Tablets, apps for children are on the rise

Nick Stepka knew what gift would make his daughter's third birthday a hit, and it wasn't a toy or doll.He gave her a tablet -- not a sleek new iPad or a hand-me-down Samsung, but one specifically designed and marketed for little ones. It even came with a purple protective casing and loaded with ...