Springfield, Missouri, launches downtown Wi-Fi with no fuss: BelAir supplied the gear that provides service primarily to college students. The utility-run service cost $70,000 to set up and only offers an hour of access at a go, keeping SBC's objections at bay.
San Francisco's Public Utilities Commission votes to look further into municipal wireless: They'll spend $300,000 to figure out whether they can build a municipally run broadband network. I hope they set realistic goals, like charging for access for most users, having free hotzones in public places, and having good goals for speed, like 500 Kbps, not 5 Mbps into homes.
Sacramento is looking into it, too: They want to blanket downtown with free Wi-Fi with a private company providing the service.