Hurricane-ravaged New Orleans will deploy the nation’s first municipally owned wireless Internet system that will be free for all users, part of an effort to jump-start recovery by making living and doing business in the city as attractive as possible.
I find this pretty exciting, though I know that it’s going to piss some people (read: Cox and Bellsouth) off. You know what? That’s just too bad. They would never have done this on their own, and now they’re going to bitch and moan about the unfair government competition for service they were never going to offer in the first place.
I think this will be an enormous boon for New Orleans, and frankly, the city needs any help it can get right now.