The first call for municipality applications for free Wi-Fi hotspots will open Tuesday, May 15, at 13:00 (CEST), the European Commission announced on Monday.
According to the Commission’s announcement, upon receiving the voucher, municipalities will have to offer secure Wi-Fi services, free-of-charge and without adverts, for at least three years.
Funding will only be provided for networks that do not duplicate already existing private or public free Wi-Fi services of a similar quality in the same public spaces.
To ensure a balanced geographical distribution among Members States, each country will obtain a minimum of 15 and maximum of 95 vouchers.
This is the first of a total of five calls that will be published until 2020.