Petition: Don't Let Verizon Kill Free WiFi!
Sign Here: http://act.watchdog.net/petitions/2278
Signed! And passed around, too.
In the mid 90's Seattle had a big open WiFi movement. I'm sure other places did as well. Of course before the 1996 telecommunications act local communities were setting up internet service for free as part of their library services. Napa had NapaNet that was intended to be a free service, but that fell apart as a result of the legislation so they charge now.