Here’s the latest news on wireless coming to Duluth from the Duluth News Tribune…
Nextera Communications, a provider of wireless voice and data, will expand its wireless services to the Duluth area. Nextera has the largest fixed wireless business network in Minnesota, with more than 60 towers throughout the Twin Cities.
Because Nextera’s fixed wireless networks use towers rather than underground cables, there is no risk of outages due to fiber cuts, and installation is fast and unobtrusive.
Nextera’s wireless broadband WiMax service will combine fixed wireless with IP-based voice technology and offer options from 1.5 to 6 Mega bits of bandwidth with voice prioritization, while point-to-point solutions will offer speeds of up to 1 Gigabyte to Duluth-area businesses.
Nextera is a Brainerd/Baxter-based telecommunications company with offices in Duluth, Minnetonka and St. Cloud, providing customized, secure telecommunications services and local customer service to small and mid-sized businesses throughout Minnesota.
I suspect the folks north of Duluth would like to see the expansion expand even more.