The European Union is bringing free Wi-Fi to public parks, squares, libraries, town halls...
More than 8,000 WiFi4EU vouchers
Each voucher is worth €15,000
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?
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uploading/updating supporting documents
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will be dealt with on first come, first served basis with geographical balance
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- 4 -
of agreements with municipalities
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of Wi-Fi equipment
How will it work?
Municipalities need to ensure that the internet access is guaranteed for at least 3 years.
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.
WiFi4EU-funded networks must be free of charge, free of advertising and free from commercial re-use of data.
Municipalities must display the WiFi4EU visual identity in the designated public spaces:
WIFI4EU IN NUMBERS
First Call – November 2018
2,800 vouchers awarded
3,500 applications in the first 5 seconds
Second Call – April 2019
3,400 vouchers awarded
Close to 10,000 applications
97.5% of available vouchers were claimed
in the first 60 seconds