Just last week Madison activated the first node in it's free WiFi network that will hopefully cover the city by 2007. It will initially be free then change to a subscriber based system after the network has been built out a bit. All of this is downtown of course so it is completely useless to me and may never get to my apt. since I'm not technically in Madison. Not really a big deal since I have WiFi at my house already but it would be nice if they had some coverage at the parks near me.
This will be a lot more important to me once I get a cell phone that has WiFi, hopefully not too much longer now.