MEPs have approved WIFI4EU, a scheme to promote free wi-fi connectivity in public spaces across the EU.
The objective of the WIFI4EU European initiative is to provide more than 6,000 communities across the EU with free high-speed wi-fi connection by 2020. Access to this initiative is reserved for public entities with spaces open to the public such as libraries, hospitals, parks, train stations and bus terminals. They would receive a grant from the EU to set up free wi-fi connection points.
The initiative boasts a budget of €120 million, which will be allocated to local communities across Europe on a first come, first served basis.