It seems that Minneapolis is looking to lead (along with a couple other cities) as it explores a city wide wireless internet opportunity. The two firms competing for the bid are Atlanta based Earthlink, and Minnetonka based US Internet Corp.

As an individual that spends a great deal of time on my laptop, having more flexibility to get my internet connection outside of my home or office would be awesome. I personally would like to see the Minnetonka company get the bid...and keep the business local.

The City of Minneapolis is expected to recommend the Minnetonka company for the proposal. Full Story.