I think there are maybe 1000 in the United States that don’t want free and ubiquitous WiFi networks. These people own ISP’s and airports, they make their money by charging for Internet access.
For the rest of us, we are going to be pretty happy to hear that our city, state or even the whole country is WiFi-ed. I have heard of a few cities beginning this initiative, but I think we may have just found the silver bullet for ubiquitous WiFi, the WiFi Liberator.
This device is a bottom up solution for this project. Basically this device retransmits any wireless signal that your computer is receiving. If you happen to be paying for the Internet, say at a coffee shop, the Liberator free’s the signal up. Anyone accessing off of your (re)signal will not have to pay.
I’m sure the devices will need to get stronger with a better range to have any real impact, but I think its a good start.