The New Orleans City Council has approved an ordinance to enable EarthLink company to build a Wi-Fi broadband network in the Crescent city.
The Wi-Fi mesh network will provide affordable, high-speed Internet access for residents, businesses and visitors in New Orleans. EarthLink will provide a free service tier and a paid service tier. The free service will be offered for a limited time during the city's rebuilding efforts at speeds up to 300kbs, and users will be able to access the Internet without having to view advertising. EarthLink will rebuild the Crescent city and enable residents, visitors and the thousands of workers to stay connected with low-cost broadband service.