Hollywood, Florida (pop. 142,000; 27 square miles; 70 square km) has deployed a municipal wireless broadband network for wireless automated meter reading (AMR), public safety and free Wi-Fi service for residents. The city has hired Sling Broadband, a local wireless firm, to run the service. Sling also provides fixed WiMAX service to the municipality and businesses using the 3.65 GHz frequency.
The city has signed a contract with Johnson Controls for wireless AMR (they expect to save the city $23 million over 15 years). The network uses Motorola equipment. Residents who use the network for Wi-Fi access can expect up to 1 Mbps symmetrical downlink and uplink speeds.
UPDATE: This project has run into serious problems (7 Sept 2011).