Taking over the air
Internet Service costs roughtly $10 no matter who the customer goes with. But, Frontier Communications is giving the people of Burnsville the option to take the Internet with them for $9.99. According to the Pioneer Press, Fontier Communications, a Burnsville based company, has made a deal with the city to privde city-wide wireless in Burnsville for a $9.99 monthly fee. This deal is a five year contract between the company and the city, who is also allowing other Internet providers to work in Burnsville, and in return for the deal gets money from the company, and several free Internet accounts.
A simular deal has been struck between USI Wireless and the city of Minneapolis. Wireless Minneapolis, the program's name costs between $17.95 and $29.95 a month, depending on the subscriber's bandwidth and package. This program will soon cover all of Minneapolis, an area USI Wireless said was hard to adapt a wireless system to because of the hills and curvy roads. http://www.mndaily.com/articles/2007/10/18/72163941
My question is, why is it twice as much in Minneapolis?