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  • National broadband map shows areas lacking good Internet access
    As many as one in 10 Americans can't get Internet connections that are fast enough for common online activities such as watching video or teleconferencing, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. It unveiled a detailed online map showing what types of high-speed Internet connections are available in every last corner of the country.February 17, 2011
  • Lake County dumps high-speed Internet consultant
    Lake County commissioners voted Tuesday to break ties with National Public Broadband, the a St. Paul company that's worked for two years helping the county secure $66 million in federal funding.February 9, 2011
  • Broadband money starts flowing to create 'culture of use'
    Last month, money started flowing through a stimulus grant aimed at getting more Minnesotans to make better use of the broadband access they already have.February 7, 2011
  • Imation beats expectations, stock rises
    Shares of Oakdale-based Imation rose 15 percent Tuesday, as the company beat Wall Street earnings and revenue expectations and outlined a turnaround strategy.February 1, 2011
  • St. Paul unveils electric fleet vehicle, charging stations
    The city of St. Paul, Mayor Chris Coleman and Gov. Mark Dayton unveiled an all-electric fleet vehicle on Tuesday, believed to be the first of its kind in the state.January 18, 2011
  • How Steve Jobs' leave of absence will affect Apple
    Apple Inc. co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs sent a note Monday to employees saying he's taking a second medical leave of absence in two years so he can focus on his health. We look at what impact that news may have on the future of Apple, from innovations to stock price.Midmorning, January 17, 2011
  • Apple CEO Steve Jobs takes medical leave
    Apple Inc. co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs sent a note Monday to employees saying he's taking a second medical leave of absence in two years so he can focus on his health.January 17, 2011
  • Lake County Internet project head denies connection to former employer's financial troubles
    The head of a non-profit putting together Lake County's high speed broadband network says financial problems at his former employer will have no effect on the Lake County project.December 22, 2010
  • Franken urges revamp of net rules
    Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota criticized a draft set of Internet traffic rules Friday, portraying the Federal Communications Commission proposal as a threat to unfettered access to online applications and content.December 10, 2010
  • Many Minnesotans cutting the cord and going cell only
    The traditional telephone is looking more and more like a dinosaur. Hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans are "cutting the cord" and dropping their landline phones and relying exclusively on cell phones.December 8, 2010
  • Jon Gordon on the Comcast DNS server outage
    Comcast customers in and around the Twin Cities, Chicago and Detroit should have had their internet access restored today. An outage that lasted about four hours last night kept people from getting online.December 6, 2010
  • Comcast customers use social network to cope with outage
    Many Twin Cities customers of Comcast's Internet service found an effective workaround to a widespread outage that lasted about four hours Sunday night.December 6, 2010
  • Verizon's 4G network to launch Sunday in Twin Cities
    Verizon, the nation's largest wireless carrier, says it will roll out its 4G high-speed data service in the Twin Cities and 37 other markets this Sunday.December 1, 2010
  • Fiber optic to farm: Should farmers pay more?
    Residents rural central Minnesota have launched started a conversation, not just about whether to build a fiber optic network that would give them world-class Internet access, but about how to share the cost burden between town and farm.November 18, 2010
  • High-speed 4G networks coming to Twin Cities
    Wireless companies are in an arms race to upgrade their Twin Cities networks to deliver much speedier Internet connections for mobile phones, iPads, and laptops. The biggest networks already offer what's called 4G service, or promise to make it available in a matter of months.November 10, 2010

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