The city of Columbus has become a hotspot for Internet service providers.
The Columbus City Council passed a bill Monday to allow people to use their cell phones and laptops while at public parks, libraries and public spaces.
The law is designed to ease congestion on Columbus’ streets and sidewalks, which are among the city’s busiest.
The bill also allows city employees to use the Internet while at work, while citywide parking permits and hotel rooms are also set to expire next year.
Columbus has become the epicenter of the “Internet war” and the fight for Internet freedom.
For years, the city has been battling against AT&T, Verizon and Comcast.
The city has had to deal with the influx of wireless Internet users during the holiday season, as AT&S, Verizon, Comcast and Sprint customers began canceling services in cities including Columbus.AT&T and Verizon have argued that the FCC is violating its authority to regulate broadband by not requiring providers to allow customers to connect to their own networks, but city officials have said they are doing their best to accommodate customers.
AT&G has claimed that the city is not offering sufficient bandwidth and that the only way to make up for the loss is to provide faster speeds.
In recent years, Comcast, AT&V and Sprint have faced legal action and other legal actions from city officials.