Monticello is still getting good marks

AllGov recently reports that municipal networks are the way to go for fast, cheap, reliable broadband. The use Minnesota’s own Monticello as an example of doing it right and urging better service from commercial providers…

The move of cities into the Internet business has prompted some telecom companies to adjust their business operations. One example is Monticello, Minnesota, where the city’s fiber network prompted private provider TDS to build its own system, after the company said for years residents didn’t need it.

I think any way you can get broadband to the smaller, rural communities is the right way – be it public or private provider. But given all of the hard work that went into Monticello’s network (in and out of the courtroom) it’s nice to see them continue to get kudos from their peers

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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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