Scanty details about SBC and Barnes & Noble's plans to install hot spot service: SBC will build out 2,000 locations (where and what timetable unknown), while Barnes & Noble will test locations in Atlanta and Seattle. Cometa is probably the latter's partner based on a report from Ken Berger a few weeks ago who heard a Cometa exec speak at HP.
Although the report says SBC will roll out to hotels and airports, among other venues, that's a mixed bag. Most of the major hotel brands already have commitments to STSN, Wayport, or one of the in-room interactive box providers. The airports have made plans that haven't all been executed on yet. There's not a lot of space to fill that market in.