WiFi4EU: over 1,700 municipalities to get free Wi-Fi hotspots after third call for applications
A total of 1,780 municipalities will receive vouchers worth €15,000 to cover the cost of installing free public WiFi hotspots following the third WiFi4EU call for applications which took place on 19-20 September 2019. Some 11,000 applications were received during the call, with the beneficiaries allocated on a first-come, first-served basis as in previous rounds. A total of €26.7 million was available for this call to set up free Wi-Fi networks in public spaces, including town halls, public libraries, museums, public parks or squares. In the previous two calls 6,200 municipalities received vouchers, with a budget of €42 million for the first call (2,800 winners) and €51 million for the second call (3,400 winners). The next WiFi4EU call will be launched before the end of 2020.