Monticello, MN beats the phone company – Internet a “utility”

Article released on ARS Techna     June 3, 2009 8:16 AM CT

Written by – Nate Anderson

Monticello, Minnesota hoped to set state precedent by building its own fiber-to-the-home link for every resident in town. The phone company sued, but after a year in litigation, the state Court of Appeals has ruled that Internet is indeed a “utility” that can be provided by local communities and funded by city bonds  – Read more

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