By Julio Ojeda-Zapata, Star Tribune
“Got gigabit? The vast majority of Minnesotans cannot get home Internet connections with speeds of 1 gigabit per second — about 100 times faster than a standard broadband hookup. At least, they cannot do so easily and affordably.
But the residents of Melrose, Minn., about 100 miles northwest of the Twin Cities, will get gigabit Internet connections with a call, beginning this week. The city of about 4,000 is declaring itself the state’s first “gigabit city.”