LAX Free Wi-Fi Plans Hit A Snag

LAX Free Wi-Fi Plans Hit A Snag

I’ve only been once, but from my limited experience I can safely say that Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is awful, it’s not getting any better. The Los Angeles City Council plan that would have seen LAX slathered in free Wi-Fi has hit a roadblock, according to a local news outlet.

Daily Breeze reports that the Council’s plan to provide LAX travellers with free Wi-Fi has been canned for the moment, after trouble in the tendering process:

The move comes one week after the Board of Airport Commissioners awarded a two-year, US$663,333 contract to Miami-based Advanced Wireless Group to provide free wireless Internet service to travellers passing through LAX.

Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino asked his colleagues to probe the circumstances surrounding the deal because airport officials selected Advanced Wireless Group as part of a sole-source contracting process, meaning the work could not be completed by anyone else.

I’ve been stuck on a 9-hour layover in LAX before, and the one thing that would have improved that painful experience would have been free Wi-Fi, because if there’s anyone who can waste 9 hours on the internet, it’s me. Certainly not looking forward to going back until this gets sorted. [Daily Breeze]