I've been interested in Municipal wi-fi for awhile, but it wasn't until just recently when Keri and I stayed in downtown Spokane and enjoyed their free wireless access, that I really began thinking about it. Thinking about it in a "We in Olympia should do something like this."
I'm going to be reading more about this. Here's my first reading list:
Wired: Wi-Fi Cloud Covers Rural Oregon
Joho the Blog: Is free municipal wifi good?
Muniwireless (I know it's not an article... I'm going to peruse their offerings)