LOS ANGELES

LAX Free Wi-Fi Plans Halted Due To Improperly Providing Bidding Opportunities For Wireless Companies

06/13/2012 01:01 pm ET

Los Angeles International Airport may not be getting online just yet.

The Los Angeles City Council put the brakes on establishing free Wi-Fi at LAX, "amid concerns that prospective Internet providers were not allowed to place a competitive bid," in the name of expedition, reports The Daily Breeze.

"I don't believe this contractor is the only one who can do this kind of work," said Councilman Richard Alarcon reports Santa Monica Patch. "You are walking down a precarious, precedent setting path here," he continued.

The Los Angeles City Council has 21 days to either affirm or overrule the Board of Airport Commissioners decision to use Advanced Wireless Group LLC without offering the opportunity to other providers such as Boingo Wireless and local businesses.

Here's hoping it gets settled -- after all, LAX was named Most Social Airport by Facebook.

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