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WiFi4EU: new call for municipalities

Sep 17, 2019 | News

(16 September 2019) – On 19 September at 13:00 CEST the Commission will launch a new call for applications to apply for free Wi-Fi network in public spaces. The call, which is open to municipalities or groups of municipalities in the EU, will last until 19 September 2019 at 17:00 CEST.

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Municipalities will be able to apply for 1,780 vouchers, valued €15,000 each, which they can use to set up free Wi-Fi networks in public spaces, including town halls, public libraries, museums, public parks or squares.

The WiFi4EU scheme, worth €120 million in total, takes place in a series of calls, and covers all 28 EU Member States, as well as Norway and Iceland. Once municipalities have registered on the dedicated WiFi4EU Portal they will be able to apply for a voucher with just one click.

The Commission is selecting beneficiaries on a first-come, first-served basis, while ensuring geographical balance.

The first two WiFi4EU calls for applications have taken place to great effect, with over 23,000 municipalities registered in the Portal and 6,200 vouchers awarded so far. The present call marks the third of four calls foreseen before the end of 2020.

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