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Over 500 Spanish towns receive funding in latest WiFi4EU call

Thursday 16 May 2019 | 09:46 CET | News

A total of 510 Spanish town councils will receive EUR 7.65 million (EUR 15,000 each) to set up free public hotspots in the second call of the EU's WiFi4EU project, confirmed the European Commission in a statement. Spain was one of 3 countries, alongside Italy and Germany, to reach the maximum number of vouchers available to a single Member State in this latest call. Under the terms of the project, the Wi-Fi hotspots must be up and running in public squares, parks, hospitals and other public spaces within 18 months and must stay in operation for at least 3 years.

A total of 224 Spanish localities received EUR 3.36 million in the first call held last year. The EC said two more calls will be organised by the end of 2020, including one later this year. 


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Categories: Internet
Companies: European Commission
Countries: Spain
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