Grounded theory is the most rigorous method of providing preliminary research in an area where research is scarce. Using grounded theory, this paper explores the extent to a recent government initiative failed to achieve its goal. Specifically, the study explored the role of U.S. municipal wireless broadband networks (Mu-Fi) in bridging the so-called “digital divide.” Grounded theory was useful as it allowed the researcher to present an interdisciplinary and holistic vision of Mu-Fi vis-à-vis a complex and evolving division between groups with access to ICT to those without. The paper aims to stimulate discussion about how governments may effectively remedy this social ill.