I work in the industry (albeit on the east coast) as I think some of you know. Most cable companies require you to have a box in order to receive anything outside of the local channels, and even that may be stretching it. Satellite companies also will require a box on every set. Just out of curiosity...is Fios available in Utah?
If you're refering to Verizon's FiOS, then no. But fiber optic is available on a Very limited basis. There is an initiative called "Futopia" or "Utopia" or something like that that is sponsored by some munincipal governments but it has stalled. I wish they lay some fiber to my house so I can crawl out of Comcast's ugly shadow.