Pittsburgh builds downtown Wi-Fi zone: The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership will offer two hours of free access a day across a downtown service area. US Wireless Online will install the system--for which they will be paid $356,000 to put in place and run--and charge $7.99 a day to $119.99 a year for unlimited access. The service will reach into low-income neighborhoods. Cities in Pennsylvania can't install broadband without petitioning incumbent telecom firms, but this is an outsourced project and has little government involvement. (The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette adds the fact that US Wireless is reorganizing and considering a buyout offer.)
Uniontown adds free hotspot: A local firm, American Broadband, has put free service in Storey Square.