A few months ago I summarized the state of municipal networks, particularly wireless, and pointed out that the motivations for creating them were still strong despite some poor choices in a few major cities that made a lot of press. My blog was filed from a conference run by MuniWireless, a company focused on the business models and strategies for municipal wireless networks. They’ve just released a report reasserting the viability of these networks and showing steady growth year to year. I haven’t read the report (which is for sale), but their press release points to growth in the 30% - 50% range each year, for the past several years and projected on into the future. The networks are also gaining in bandwidth to meet demand: more fiber and WiMAX is seen.