Citywide WiFi May Be Coming`


City Council decided to go ahead with a request for proposals that asks for private companies to submit plans to run a fiber network “to every residence, every business, and every government entity within the city limits of Los Angeles,” as LA’s IT head Steve Reneker puts it to Ars Technica. Whatever company eventually wins the contract will be required to pay the $3 to $5 billion costs (in exchange for the use of infrastructure and tons of new customers), but Reneker does say “If they’re not willing to [pay to expedite permitting and inspection] our City Council may consider a general fund transfer to reimburse those [city] departments,” which means that battle is probably already lost. Anyway, how will this actually work?

LA Councilmen for Citywide WiFi

Curbed on City Wifi