In Minneapolis: Wireless Internet As Basic Public Infrastructure

The city of Minneapolis is to go wireless. The city will be covered with a wireless internet connection available to anyone. “Consumers would be able to buy broadband access of 1 million to 3 million bits per second for $18 to $24 a month — a bit slower than wired cable modem service but about half the price. The network also is expected to create an economic incentive for businesses to locate in Minneapolis. If someone gets off a plane at the airport and signs up for Minneapolis Internet service, they can sign on with one password anywhere in the city.”