Los Angeles councilman pushes for free citywide Wi-Fi

If Councilman Bob Blumenfield has his way, Los Angeles could become the largest U.S. city to provide free Wi-Fi. Blumenfield, chair of the city's Innovation, Technology and General Services Committee, filed a motion touting the benefits of the service--to visitors, residents, people who can't afford other methods of broadband access, and the city government itself--and asked Information Technology Agency staffers to  prepare a report on setting up free Wi-Fi services. Los Angeles currently offers free public Wi-Fi only at its libraries. More