Succinct, accurate survey in Time magazine of what municipal Wi-Fi is, the players, its future: An impressive effort in a mainstream publication to explain why cities have rushed in to build or find partners for city-wide Wi-Fi. The writer did an admirable job in providing opinions across a gamut without including, frankly, stupid or uninformed ideas. If you read my site, you already know everything that's in this article.
Time addresses an increasing point of contention that was first raised in 2004, but mostly papered over since: If the city government is involved in running or authorizing a network, to what extent does government have control over and access to your Internet usage; and to what extent is a municipality responsible for what passes over the network. Culver City is mentioned, home of the porn filter and the illegal download (by whose definition, we don't know) filter.