Mayberry has moved on from the 60s: The town the creators of the Andy Griffith Show modeled Mayberry after now has a Wi-Fi network covering 18 blocks of downtown. Apparently the city, Mount Airy, North Carolina, has been hit by the disappearance of many of the manufacturing jobs that kept its citizens busy.
It's not totally clear why town leaders think the free Wi-Fi network will help out the area. It seems that some believe the network will attract entrepreneurs to live in the area. They also hope the network will attract people to downtown, where they may end up spending money in the shops. The network is cheap enough so it's worth a shot--the town estimates it spent $5,000 setting it up and $300 to $500 per month to maintain it.