Our fellow Longfellons and other residents might also be pleased to know that Wi-fi will be hitting us starting on May, 11, 2007!
Here's the rollout schedule from the StarTribune:
May 11: Two square miles stretching from the Mississippi River on the east to Hiawatha Avenue on the west, and from E. Lake Street on the south to Interstate Hwy. 35W and the Mississippi River on the north
Week of May 21: Downtown area from I-35W on the east to Nicollet Mall on the west, and from I-94 on the south to the Mississippi River on the north
June 5: All of downtown
June 27: Longfellow/Powderhorn/Phillips
Aug. 15: Calhoun Isles/Southwest
Sept. 7: North
Oct. 10: Northeast
Nov. 2: Nokomis
Some details about the city-wide network:
-US Internet holds the contract;
- initially we can buy speeds of 1 million bits per second for $19.95 a month;
-US Internet will send a mailing to prospective customers, which will include an url where we can go to sign up for a $10 discount for the first month.
If you pre-register US Internet will contact you when the service becomes available in your area.
Thanks to David Foureyes for the heads up!