Much discussed St. Cloud, Flor., network might cut back Wi-Fi: The small town has been cited as one of the best-performing networks in the country in a study by Novarum, and as one of the most highly used municipal networks. However, MuniWireless reports that a statewide property tax rollback would force cuts in non-essential services, including the network, which costs $400,000 per year to operate; service wouldn't be discontinued, but they'd have to trim the budget. The city's annexation of developers has also added to network costs; new developments in the city pay fees that go towards Wi-Fi buildout. The city doesn't yet use the network widely for municipal purposes.