Serving Bel Air, Benedict Canyon, Beverly Hills. Brentwood, Laurel Canyon, Los Feliz, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Melrose, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Topanga, Canyon, Westwood & Hollywood Hills.



facebook Canyon News twitter Canyon News

Canyon News

Bel Air News

Beverly Hills News

Brentwood News

Hollywood Hills News

Laurel Canyon News

Los Angeles News

Los Feliz News

Malibu News

Melrose News

Pacific Palisades News

Santa Monica News

Sherman Oaks News

Studio City News

Topanga Canyon News

West Hollywood News

Westwood News

Woodland Hills

Celebrity News

State News

National News

World Headlines

Deaf News





On the Industry

Star Gazing

St. John's Confidential File

Theatrical Musings

Life & Style

Event Listings

Tech Talk

Looking Good For Lots Less

Spirit & Creativity

Miller Time


View from the Hill


Chrystal's Recipe Corner

Career and Life Coaching

Gardening With Tony

Life According To Lenson

Real Estate Realities



Marathon Running

Keeping It Bruin: A Look Into UCLA Athletics






Vi's Corner

Pet Tips

Point of View

John Armor

Message to America

Critic At Large... Ruta Lee

Labor Week


10 Degrees Cooler

McConnors corner

Edge of the west

The Physics Wizard


Kyle's Kars


Susan Michelle's Compass


Ask Deanna

Dear Lily

Ask Oona


Dancing with Earthquakes


Sports Schedules

Traveling Beyond the Canyon

Edge of the West

Law Man

Ask Us

Nathan Tabor

The Angry Economist

Truth Probe

As I See It


Truth Conquers

The Live Wire

Notes from Exile

Letters to the Editor

Dog Training by Anthony

Canyon Mews



America's Most Wanted Dogs

World Recipes

Vegetarian Lifestyle


News Briefs

Local News



Canyon Fodder

Bad Movie Night

Critical Projection

Ed's on the Town

Fitness Quests

Flashback Films

Stories of the Strange

Gourmet Grandma

He Said/She Said

Home Matters with Yvonne

L.A. Etch-a-Sketch

L.A. Ruminations

McConnor's Corner

Mommy Minute

Musically Speaking

My Back Pages

Publisher's Pages


Scene and Heard in L.A.

Silly...But Wise!

Sunset Diaries

Table Options

The Paws Cause

TV Stuff

Cartoon of the Week

Los Angeles News

Councilman Wants Free Citywide Wi-Fi
Posted by Melissa Simon on Aug 1, 2013 - 10:52:19 AM

LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles Councilman Bob Blumenfield introduced a motion on Tuesday, July 30 where he suggested free citywide Wi-Fi, or wireless Internet, for Los Angeles.

Blumenfield said the free Wi-Fi would be beneficial for a wide range of people, including government officials, businesses, visitors and those who cannot afford private Wi-Fi.

Councilman Bob Blumenfield
“We live in a world where success is increasingly tied to the ability to access information,” said Blumenfield, chair of the Council’s Innovation, Technology and General Services Committee. “Los Angeles has already made great strides toward enhancing government openness through technology, from live simulcasting of Council Meetings to the MyLa311 mobile application. Providing universal access to the Internet is a natural and necessary extension of these efforts.”

Currently, Wi-Fi services are offered at libraries across L.A. and a program like this would make L.A. the largest city to provide a universal Wi-Fi service. Houston, Minneapolis, Riverside and San Jose are some cities that already have successful free citywide Wi-Fi.

The motion would call the City’s Information Technology Agency to report recommendations on the free citywide Wi-Fi initiative to the Innovation, Technology and General Services Committee.

“The benefits of wireless Internet access across the city are numerous, from reducing startup costs for new businesses to ensuring that every student is able to access essential tools for learning,” said Blumenfield. “Finding new ways to bridge the digital divide by expanding our virtual infrastructure is crucial as we look to ensure our city’s continued competitiveness in a rapidly globalizing world.”


Cliffside Malibu




Serving Bel Air, Benedict Canyon, Beverly Hills. Brentwood, Laurel Canyon, Los Feliz, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Melrose, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Topanga, Canyon, Westwood & Hollywood Hills.