WalMart, the purveyor of all things middle-of-the-road is adding a surprising item to its menu. WiMax (basically long-range WiFi) base stations will supposedly be attached to all of WalMart's numerous stores and bestow broadband internet access upon a good portion of the US. Of course it won't be WalMart tech behind the venture, they'll just be lending their "good" name to whichever company actually provides the gear. If this ends up happening it'll have some interesting results, mainly Low Everyday Prices on broadband. Always. Just don't be surprised when you see that god-forsaken smily face injected into your browser sessions.