I see this all the time in submissions on Slashdot, when people talk about personal experience with ISPs in their local areas. Few people want to mention *where the hell they are* when they comment. Why are so many people afraid to mention where they are from? Post anonymously if you're so afraid of being identified, but without a location, your story is far, FAR less useful!
If we knew what city you are talking about, we'd be able to find out more information about what happened and how the citizenry overcame the state law. That is a compelling story that should be known, so that others can attempt to duplicate the effort. You even state that "few cities around the USA that have done this": come on, man! If you're one of them, shout out your success story! Name the city, let us find out more!