LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A City Council committee was expected Tuesday to discuss a proposal that would provide free wireless Internet access throughout the city of Los Angeles.
The City Council’s Innovation, Technology and General Services Committee will review a report from information technology experts on the feasibility of citywide municipal WiFi.
Councilman Bob Blumenfield introduced the motion in August that, if passed, would make Los Angeles the largest municipality in the U.S. to offer the service.
The city currently only offers free Wi-Fi at library locations.
Blumenfield told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO that free wireless Internet access could potentially benefit local government, businesses and tourists alike.