American Onion Inc. farm unit manager Chris Monkman, of Pendleton, Ore., kneels in an onion field near watering pipes and uses a laptop with wireless capabilities in Hermiston, Ore. Even as the most developed cities in the nation struggle with whether to offer free Wi-Fi access, one of the most rural counties in the nation has succeeded in creating the world's largest hot spot, a Wi-Fi cloud that stretches over the wide open landscape in Umatilla County, Ore.

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