With the initiative WiFi4EU will be offered resisdentes and tourists the possibility to use public WiFi free of charge in downtown areas and busy cities.

The EU has signed an agreement to launch public WiFi in the member countries and give residents and tourists free access to the Internet in urban areas.

The European Commission (EC) revealed the program approved yesterday in Brussels the initiative WiFi4EU next to the European Council and the European Parliament.

Originally announced by president Juncker in his speech on the State of the Union in September of 2016, the initiative WiFi4EU aims to provide “all of the european cities of free access to wireless Internet around the main centers of public life to 2020”.

The EU expects to deploy hotspots free WiFi in parks, squares, public buildings, libraries, health centres, museums and other public space in urban community.

In total, will be allocated 120 million euros to the purchase of equipment and services required to create hotspots between 6,000 and 8,000 municipalities throughout the EU.

however, the three european institutions will prepare the final details on the collection of funds in the coming months. Once the system is ready, the local authorities will be able to apply for the plan. These authorities awarded bonuses to purchase equipment, but will be required to government bodies, local or national to cover the expenses of operation of the connection itself.

Under the Strategy of the Digital Single Market, in February, the EC approved putting an end to the rates of roaming mobile phone across the EU from the 15th of June, with limits introduced on the amount that operators can charge for voice calls and text messages.

The prices of the data will also be reduced gradually in the next five years.