The fiber revolution is slowly but surely rolling across America. In addition to major cities such as Kansas City and Austin, Tex., smaller communities in places such as rural Vermont have also been getting access to fiber networks that offer speeds of up to 1Gbps. And now reports that the tiny town of Melrose, Minn., with a population of just 4,000 people, will get its own 1Gbps fiber connection through local broadband company Arvig. Unlike Google Fiber, however, Arvig’s gigabit broadband service won’t be affordable for many residents since the company is offering a 1Gbps connection for $300 per month and a 100Mbps connection for $200 a month. The company is also offering a 20Mbps connection for a much more affordable rate of $20 per month, however.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.