Star Tribune and comments on Monticello FiberNet

The Minneapolis Star Tribune today ran a story on the FiberNet situation in Monticello. It gives a nice run down on what’s happened between the city-owned fiber network and TDS’s (local incumbent) subsequent plans to build a network and their lawsuit against the city.

Maybe the most interesting part of the article for those of us who have been following the story for a year now is the comment section – all 40 or so of them. A handful of them thought competition was a good thing, a couple predicted (not hoped) that TDS would come out on top, but most of them are not fans of TDS and/or are not fans of their own ISPs.

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (, hosts a radio show on MN music (, supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota ( and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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