Milwaukee's business journal rounds up the state of Wisconsin's metro-scale network projects: We've gone in less than two years from dubious response to large-scale Wi-Fi to this statement, which leads the Business Journal article: "Citywide wireless Internet services are becoming almost as necessary as water and sewage service in communities across the United States." Milwaukee hopes to surpass Phila. by having their network built first; their contract was awarded to Midwest Fiber Networks, which already owns some infrastructure in the area, which reduces expense and complexity. There's a round-up of which cities and counties in the area are considering city-wide and county-wide networks.
Denver's downtown unwired: This editorial thanks the Downtown Denver Partnership for the large area of the downtown that's covered.
Riverfronts in Ohio have free Wi-Fi: Cincinnati, Covington, and Newport gain free Wi-Fi on their riverfronts via the Lily Pad project, which uses sponsored locations to drive free access. Time Warner was part of this launch.