Last Friday, San Francisco and Earthlink penned an agreement to provide ubiquitous wireless access to the City, subject to approval by the Board of Supervisors. Glenn Fleishman at Wi-Fi Net News has a good analysis of the deal. Interesting point: he doesn't see Google mentioned.
For an exhaustive analysis and criticism of the deal, check out Esme Vos' take at MuniWireless. Esme also points out that this is far from a done deal even though the media seems to be playing it like it is.