Telecom Referendum "Loss" Turns Into a Win with Lower Prices and Faster Broadband

       City manager says “marketplace has responded” and voices concerns about Ramsey County fiber proposal-- In 2009,North Saint Paulcity administrator Wally Wysopal was the loudest cheerleader for a proposed $18.5 million taxpayer-backed telecom network dubbed PolarNet. “It provides economic development opportunities like we don’t have today and that’s what we want to do is distinguish North Saint Paul from any other community in the metro area,” Wysopal said at the time. ...