LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A Los Angeles city councilman wants residents to have access to free, citywide wireless Internet service.

In a motion, Councilman Bob Blumenfield, who chairs the Innovation, Technology and General Services Committee, said the Wi-Fi service would benefit governmental officials, businesses and visitors.

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“We live in a world where success is increasingly tied to the ability to access information,” he said. “The benefits of wireless Internet access across the city are numerous, from reducing start-up costs for new businesses to ensuring that every student is able to access essential tools for learning.”

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The citywide program would make Los Angeles the largest city to provide universal Wi-Fi.

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