Thought that might get your attention!
Recently I went to visit the inlaws in Norfolk and you can only begin to imagine how disconnected I felt as their house had neither a mobile signal nor broadband :-(. Given that I have wireless internet access at work, home, my parents and my friends in Canterbury, I am not usually more than 1 hr away from a quick internet connection :-). Little did I know, that if I had popped into the nearest city i.e. Norwich that I would be able to experience the wonders of free and city wide wireless networks.
I learnt this little known yet interesting fact on the Gadget Show, a series recording on my MCE of course, and it looks as if Jason is pushing for the same to occur in other cities too!
I have registered by support at http://gadgetshow.five.tv/campaign/wifi/ and anyone else who would like to see this extended to other cities should do the same.
Bring on wireless-free-broadband!
Agree completly about free wireless, the norfolk one is a great example, good coverage, and limiting the speed so its usable even for VOIP IME, but does not encourage people to leech too much.