Milwaukee's citywide fiber and Wi-Fi network is still behind schedule: Midwest Fiber Networks, this article reports, has been given an extension on setting up the first stage of the network it plans to build citywide by March 2008. It sounds like negotiating rights with the city and a utility for pole placement was part of the delay.
Brescia, Italy, to build 4,800 sq km network: The network will span 200 rural towns with broadband and VoIP. 600 of 800 Cisco access points are already in place. Half the province of Brescia has no Internet access. The network's cost is a surprisingly low €4m, with the province providing half the cost, and a private operator funding the rest.
Sahuarita, Ariz., candidates for town council differ on Wi-Fi: Three of four candidates are concerned about the estimated $4.5m to $6m plan to unwire the town. There are concerns about the network's reach and its ability to pay for itself.
Radford, Virg., deploys Radnet across 2 sq mi: The for-fee service will eventually cover the 9.5 sq mi city. Rates are $30 or $35 per month for residential customers (1M/384K or 3M/768K), or $40 or $45 for business (2M/768K or 3M/1M).