Oakland County, Michigan is aiming to go wireless, and has pilot areas in Troy and parts of Oak Park. In my case, it juts just above 10 mile enough to include my apartment. It looks like it follows 696.
I consider this bad news. Well, i love the fact that i'm included, but i know too many kids who will be at risk of bad influence by unfettered access to the Internet, especially with their computer illiterate parents none the wiser. I'm betting there will be a lot of noise made over this, and it won't be this easy to connect for long. There's more than one reason we don't let kids drive. One is because they won't be responsible on the road. The other is that simply, they require supervisions until they mature. The Internet is no different.
OTOH, this does call for a new wireless card for my laptop. I broke the last one because the antenna stuck out of the side and eventually got hit (enough times). The dream is, to take it to the park on a happy summer day, and doing some work at a table in the warm light (and enough shade to see the screen). Simple dream, eh?