This is my Red Wing speed on Charter. A friend in Cottage Grove is averaging about 26 Mb/s on Comcast. Comcast is offering 50 Mb/s service in St. Paul and St. Louis Park, maybe other MN cities, but it gets a tad pricey. They are running DOCSIS 3.0 to achieve these speeds. DOCSIS 3.0 explained here. Charter is offering 60 Mb/s service in some areas already.
I don’t know enough about what a fiber network would mean to the City as compared to cable internet, but I know there are legitimate, significant issues of connecting our schools, businesses, etc. We need to think long-term. We need to imagine the possibilities as much as we consider the realities.
But for residential customers, we are seeing some pretty nice speeds here now.