Earthlink to build New Orleans Wi-Fi network

Fri May 26, 9:24 AM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Earthlink Inc., the Internet service provider, said on Friday it has won approval from the New Orleans City Council to build a wireless high-speed Internet network in the city.

The company said the wireless network will provide Internet access for residents, businesses and visitors in New Orleans. It will offer a free service for a limited time during the city's rebuilding efforts and a faster paid-for tier service.