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Los Angeles wants to see citywide broadband, for free

Los Angeles pushes through with a new free citywide broadband proposal
By: Anthony Garreffa | Connectivity & Communications News | Posted: Nov 6, 2013 5:36 am

The Los Angeles City Council has approved a draft of RFP (or request for proposals) which would allos businesses that are interested, to develop a citywide Wi-Fi network.




Building this free broadband network "would require fiber to be run to every residence, every business, and every government entity within the city limits of Los Angeles," according to LA's Information Technology Agency GM, Steve Reneker, who talked with Ars Technica. Better yet, LA residents would receive free fiber Internet, a speeds of between 2Mbps and 5Mbps, with plans scaling up (if they choose to pay more) to gigabit.


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