Wow, it even made it to Slashdot. Madison is getting WiFi.
A couple of years ago, I emailed the mayor pointing him to some other cities that had set up a mesh network of WiFi for the city. I thought that Madison was the perfect size city for a similar endeavour.
I was amazed to get a reply right away, talking about how they want to do just this. It got a bit tough, as they had to think about the private sector (this is the US after all ;) and had a few offers to get over, but hopefully it will really get here at some time soon.
I can’t want to do some work by the lakes in the summer, and float around getting access :)
Kudos to the mayor.