Bringing WiFi to Minneapolis

Moss & Barnett served as lead legal counsel for the City of Minneapolis in the city’s negotiations with USI Wireless, Inc. to build, own, and operate a $20 million wireless network covering all 59 square miles of the city. 

Minneapolis serves as the anchor tenant on the network and commits $1.2 million per year for services, such as remote cameras, emergency radio services, and remote meter readings. The network provides residents, businesses, and visitors with wireless broadband access anywhere in the city. This infrastructure also allows the city to deliver services more efficiently and effectively. The contract contains specifications regarding the build-out of the system, pricing, performance and service-level obligations, enforcement provisions, fiber construction obligations, pole and asset use requirements, fees, and related matters.