The first call for WiFi4EU projects will be launched on May 15. The WiFi4EU scheme is destined to the EU citizens and visitors who will be able to access free Wi-Fi in public spaces such as parks, squares, public building, libraries, health centres in the EU. The Wi-Fi hot spots can be installed by the municipality and Wi-Fi installation company using the voucher from the EU amounting to 15 000 Euro per municipality.
The voucher may serve to purchase new equipment or upgrade old material and replace it with most recent and best available equipment on the market. Beneficiaries commit to pay for the connectivity (internet subscription) and maintenance of the equipment to offer free and high-quality Wi-Fi connectivity for at least 3 years.
The beneficiaries will be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis, while ensuring that all Member States can benefit from a minimum amount of 15 vouchers per country under the first call. The list of eligible entities for the first call of the WiFi4EU initiative is available here.
Each municipality can only benefit from one voucher during the entire duration of the initiative. Therefore, municipalities selected for a voucher in one call cannot apply for any subsequent calls while municipalities that applied and did not get a voucher can try again if there is a subsequent call.
The municipalities should register before the opening of the call for applications. The “first-come, first-served” principle will be based on the date and time of application (not registration).
Additional information is available at: https://www.wifi4eu.eu.