Communications Daily reported on Monday that D.C. technology officials announced at the WCA's wireless broadband conference that the city will have a municipal broadband network. However, the city has no specific plan for a network. It just has a plan to have a plan. Officials haven't sent out information requests yet, and questions about what technology to use and how best to implement it between residents, businesses and government are up in the air.
On the other side of the country, Anaheim, California launched its municipal wi-fi service late last week. The fee based service currently covers 10 square miles of the 49 square mile city, and there are plans to finish the network by the end of the year. Anaheim is currently the largest U.S. city to offer municipal Wi-Fi.