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The European Commission proposes an investment of €120 million to promote access to wireless connectivity in public places. Free Wi-Fi would then be available in parks, squares, libraries, public buildings to benefit citizens and institutions with a public mission.

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The European Union is bringing free Wi-Fi to public parks, squares, libraries, town halls!

One voucher per municipality = €15,000

WHO WILL BENEFIT?

Everyone: WiFi4EU will give free internet access to local residents and visitors  throughout the entire EU in the main centres of community life (parks, squares,  libraries, public buildings, etc.).

WHO CAN APPLY?

Municipalities or groups of municipalities:

  • Who would like to offer  digital public services such as eGovernment, eHealth, eTourism, etc.
  • Who seek funding for equipment  and installation and can provide free  connection to their community for at  least 3 years

HOW TO APPLY?

  1. Registration: uploading/updating supporting documents
  2. Application: first come, first  served basis with geographical balance
  3. Selection: winners announced
  4. Signature: of agreements with municipalities
  5. Installation of Wi-Fi  equipment

HOW WILL IT WORK?

  • Municipalities need to ensure that  the internet access is guaranteed  for at least 3 years.
  • WiFi4EU-funded networks must be  free of charge, free of advertising and free from commercial re-use of data
  • Installations should not duplicate  existing free private or public Wi-Fi access.
  • Municipalities are free to select  the Wi-Fi installation company of their choice.
  • Municipalities must display the  WiFi4EU visual identity in the  designated public spaces:

Visual identity for WiFi4EU hotspots

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