The storied home of Tinseltown is soliciting proposals for the creation of a city-wide Wi-Fi network which could provide broadband Internet to all homes and businesses in the area free of charge.

Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously in favour of the issuance of a request for proposals (RFP) for the initiative, which will set the ball rolling for the bidding process for vendors. Steve Reneker from the Los Angeles Information Technology Agency said the plan envisages the running of fibre optic…