Someone stuck a stick in the sand and said it's time to declare the network finished: This report from the local paper notes that the network isn't done, but they "celebrate the completion" anyway. It's unclear what state the network is in beyond still in progress as EarthLink densifies the $5.5m network they purchased from the city. They'll pay Corpus Christi $340,000 in the first year, and other fees in future years.
The article fail to mention that this could be one of the last celebrations of this kind that EarthLink participates in. EarthLink has re-evaluated its metro-scale network business model, and only cities underway remain on track. I have said multiple times, based on the situation in San Francisco, that it's likely EarthLink withdraws from that proposal now in a matter of weeks (months ago, I said months); I expect that the Houston deal for 600 sq mi will also be scotched.