The European Commission wishes to promote free Wi-Fi connectivity for citizens and visitors in public spaces such as parks, squares, public building, libraries, health centres, and museums everywhere in Europe through WiFi4EU. The budget of the WiFi4EU scheme is EUR 120 million between 2017-2019. It will support the installation of state-of-the-art Wi-Fi equipment in the centres of community life.
The WiFi4EU scheme will be delivered through simple and non-bureaucratic procedures such as online applications, payments by vouchers and light-touch monitoring requirements.
The projects will be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis. Project promoters applying to the scheme should propose to equip areas where a free public or a private Wi-Fi hotspot offering similar characteristics does not already exist.
The EU is bringing Wi-Fi, in parks, squares, libraries, public buildings. The planned â‚¬120 million of EU investment will be allocated in at least 6000 to 8000 local communities.
The first call for projects is expected to be launched towards the end of 2017 or early 2018.
Further info can be found on European Commission | Strategy | Digital Single Market | Policies | WiFi4EU | Free Wi-Fi for Europeans