L.A. Free-Net (LAFN) was created in 1994. Local doctors wanted to make changes in medical information and the first steps were taken in this area. L.A. Free-Net (LAFN) is a non-profit service. It offers a free service in terms of pop-up and advertising. Dial-up access is provided in 45 states. The company also offers low cost DSL access in areas with AT & T phone service around California.