European Commission announced the results of the first WiFi4EU call for proposals and many municipalities all over Europe were selected to receive a WiFi4EU voucher worth €15,000.
Among them are 224 municipalities from Croatia – from our area Rakovica, Vrhovine, Karlobag, Gračac, Ogulin, Karlovac and Perušić.
The selected municipalities will be able to set up Wi-Fi hotspots in public spaces, such as town halls, libraries, museums, parks, squares and other places of public interest. All WiFi4EU hotspots will be free of charge and operate for at least three years.
Thanks to the first WiFi4EU call, municipalities will be able to give thousands of Europeans and visitors free internet access in public spaces across the EU, bringing connectivity closer to citizens in their day-to-day lives. Those municipalities are located in all corners of Europe.
WiFi4EU-funded networks will be free of charge, free of advertising, and free of personal data harvesting. Funding will be provided for networks that do not duplicate existing free private or public services of a similar quality. Municipalities will contract WiFi installation companies and will be responsible for the set-up and maintenance of the WiFi hotspots.