Philadelphia, Penn., has hotzone in park: Pronto Networks and Pervasive Services have lit up Love Park in Philadelphia. It was installed a few weeks ago as part of the Live 8 worldwide music festival that promoted awareness of poverty in and debt relief for developing nations. The equipment is made by Tropos. There is apparently no cost. Tropos equipment is widely considered to be one of the leading contenders for the technical underpinnings of a winning bidder for Philadelphia's citywide wireless plan.
Cinemas in Bangkok, Thailand, will have Wi-Fi: True Corporation plans to add 200 hotspots this year for a total of 500. The cinema chain they've partnered with will add Wi-Fi to 18 theaters, 14 of which are in Bangkok. Service seems relatively expensive when you convert to US dollars: 180 baht per hour, 350 baht for three hours, and 600 baht for five hours, which is roughly US$4.25, $8.30, and $14.25, respectively.
Corvallis, Ore., visitor center: Corvallis's tourist information center is adding Wi-Fi for easier access. The historic town provides this for free to help tourists find another reason to stop. I grew up nearby and have, remarkably, never been there, but I hear it's quite lovely.
Ohio State Park Resorts are unwired: The resorts are operated in seven state parks by a private party. Charges aren't listed, and the Web sites for the private operator's resorts are the most hideously awful way of presenting information that I've ever had my misfortune to see. They're using some kind of document converter that lets you have all the inconvenience of paper with none of the utility of the Web.