Europe agree to grant to free wi-fi hotspots in public places

Europe agree to grant to free wi-fi hotspots in public places

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The European Parliament, the European Council and the European Commission Monday night agreed with the WiFi4EU initiative. That means that there is a subsidy for free wi-fi hotspots at various public locations throughout Europe.

The Parliament, the Council and the Commission shall ensure that there is 120 million euros to be released to spend on the project, writes the European Commission in a statement.

6.000-8.000 municipalities in Europe should according to the plan hotspots to get on public squares, parks and hospitals. Local authorities may in the future apply for grants for the construction thereof. When that happens, the European Commission has not made known.

According to Jean Claude Junkcer, president of the Commission, should the initiative contribute to the vision “in 2020, every European village and every city to provide free wireless internet around the main areas of public life”.


WiFi4EU was in september 2016 announced by Juncker. It is a part of the revision of the European regulatory for the telecom.

This includes the recent decisions to roaming charges within the European Union to abolish and about the release of the 5G frequencies.

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