Doug Menefee, apparently in response to the good news about LUS' project discussed in the previous post sends the link to Google's new fiber-based WiFi product.
This is a great idea and I hope Google gets it out of beta. —Be sure to click through the "get started" link to get the entire flavor of the project.
Google, of course, has long been rumored to be putting together its own dark-fiber-based national backbone but this product would close the last mile gap between its backbone and the home. While this implemenation of the basic Fiber in the Sewers idea is unique it has probably been inspired by successful experiments in Albuquerque and the UK. New Orlean's has also experimented with the idea.