Los Angeles is getting a head start on its plans for citywide broadband. City officials will launch free Wi-Fi service in six parks on Aug. 14, along with a new mobile website to handle parks-related service requests and provide information like an events calendar and a facilities directory. Sponsored by Toyota, the service is called "Oh, Ranger! Wi-Fi."
Wi-Fi will be available at designated hotspots at Cabrillo Beach, Echo Park Lake, Griffith Observatory, Pershing Square, Reseda Park and Venice Beach.