Akron will roll out 62 square miles of Wi-Fi/WiMax: They'll mesh Wi-Fi first, and then add WiMax later. The intent is to mix voice, data, and video over the network, but not be tied to Wi-Fi exclusively. There will be both free and for-fee services. The city will have NeoReach Wireless (part of MobilePro) build and run the network using Strix Systems gear, which has upgradable radio slots. That would indicate that backhaul could start with Wi-Fi and move to WiMax with a field ugprade.
Yellowstone Wi-Fi blankets Wyoming city: Cody has Wi-Fi across many parts of the city. The company providing it, TCT West, markets it as Yellowstone Wi-Fi and pays the city a utility pole fee along with power costs. The system cost $100,000 to set up, and the firm charges $6 an hour up to $30 per month. Tourists are expected to drive revenue. TCT West also provides fixed wireless Internet access to residents. Another firm in the nearby town of Powell may provide a similar service there.