Philadelphia council wants free Wi-Fi in parks from Comcast

"PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia City Council wants Comcast Corp. to provide free wireless Internet service to the city’s prisons, recreation centers and parks.

The Philadelphia Inquirer (http://bit.ly/1KfA4EF ) says council has sent letters to Comcast as the city negotiates a new 15-year franchise agreement with the cable TV and Internet provider.

The letters from council, obtained by the newspaper, also want Comcast to offer additional support to the city’s technical sector and help its schools become the country’s most “digitally literate.”

Comcast spokesman Jeff Alexander responded to the letters by saying,” We look forward to continued discussions as we work to finalize a franchise agreement that benefits all involved and, especially, the city we call home.”"