EarthLink snags second city: Anaheim, Calif.: EarthLink will build a 50-square-mile Wi-Fi network by late 2006; it will first develop a two-square-mile test. Another report indicated that this was to be a 20-year exclusive franchise agreement.
San Jose will expand slightly: The city favors incremental expansion of successful downtown and park Wi-Fi instead of a comprehensive plan. The city's IT manager noted that there's a movement to build Wi-Fi across all of Silicon Valley. Interestingly, "stakeholders" in San Jose thought a citywide plan should be left to private enterprise. Those stakeholders included public employees, writers, and companies like SBC. I don't quite understand how citizens were left out of that list, hmm?