For folks outside Minneapolis, this may be of limited interest – but food for thought if you want to expand broadband access in your own community:
As part of a community benefits agreement between the city of Minneapolis and USI Wireless, the city is offering 100 free wireless Internet accounts to nonprofit organizations. To be eligible, nonprofit organizations must be located in the city of Minneapolis and:
Provide free public computer access
Provide technology literacy training, and/or
Provide technology support for underserved communities
Applications are due by October 30, 2009.
Please contact Jennifer Lastoka at Jennifer.Laskota@ci.minneapolis.mn.us or (612) 673-3163 with questions.