This map shows Chueca in Madrid, which is now 90 percent covered by FON. The whole project cost only thousands of dollars and is sustained through and by the community. [via MV] [link to El Mundo article in Spanish]. It certainly worked out a lot better than the Earthlink/Google project in San Francisco. [link]
The last time I spoke to Irish local authorities, they seemed determined to follow the San Francisco model rather than the Chueca model, which is a pity.