Here is the latest update on US cities and counties that have citywide Wi-Fi networks (for public access and government/municipal applications) and Wi-Fi hotzones. Included in the list are those that are planning large city wireless networks. I finally got around to doing this update after many of you complained that the old list was completely unreliable, which it was because it’s from January 2008 and we know many cities have abandoned or put on hold, their wireless network plans.
A word of caution: the list may not be as accurate as I’d like it to be. I’m hoping people will post comments to correct the entries. The section “city and countywide projects” — these are cities or counties that have issued RFPs or were building out the network in January 2008 — may have to be amended significantly as many municipalities have decided not to go on with these projects, but have not informed me about it.
I kept the format of the January 2008 list and simply used the strikeout font to show cities that have closed down or abandoned their networks or projects. The reason is that these municipalities may want to apply for broadband stimulus grants if their projects qualify and if you think they’ve got a good shot, please inform them.
Download the updated 28 March 2009 Muniwireless list of cities and counties (PDF format).