Maybe our local communities won’t have to actually do anything to get free wireless service. According to this article, a company is planning to offer free wireless (plus higher speed access for a fee) to 95% of the U.S. Maybe that’s been the plan all along!

There are a few caveats. It appears customers would have to purchase a connecting device that at least to start out, would cost $250. But more importantly for us on the North Coast: Where is the 5% that won’t be covered? You can bet that’s 95% of the population, not the geography. So, I would assume most if not all of Humboldt County would fall in to the 5% uncovered group. Oh well. Back to the drawing board, council, commission, etc.