US Internet’s High-Speed Rollout Snags On Minneapolis Park Board



By Adam Belz, Star Tribune

US Internet’s gradual expansion of its fiber optic network across south Minneapolis has run into a roadblock: the Minneapolis Park Board.   The firm expects to offer its cheap, fast alternative to Comcast and CenturyLink to neighborhoods north of Lake Hiawatha later this year, and now expects to reach the Mississippi River some time in 2017.

However, Park Board commissioners won’t let the small Internet service firm dig under parkland, preventing the firm from moving south of Minnehaha Creek, going southwest of Lake Harriet or connecting homes that face the parkway.”

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