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Approval of WIFI4EU in Sfakia

by Erno » 17 May 2019, 14:51

Approval of WIFI4EU in Sfakia - 17 May, 2019


Funding of € 15,000 has been secured by the Municipality of Sfakia in the framework of the European program WiFi4EU, as a result of the second phase of submitting requests for credit from this program, which was approved following the publication of the final results (Tuesday 14 May 2019).

Through the National Center for Research and Technological Development (EKETA), where a program contract was signed and using both its high speed network infrastructure and its significant experience in implementing European programs, the Municipality of Sfakia secured the aforementioned funding.

The program includes free wireless access to the Internet in major centres of public life and is to be implemented in the near future.

It is noted that the competition between the municipalities of the European Union during the first phase of the requests was very high, as about 12,500 applications were submitted for just 3,400 coupons (request satisfaction rate: 27%).

From: ... B7-wifi4eu

The WiFi4EU initiative promotes free access to Wi-Fi connectivity for citizens in public spaces including parks, squares, public buildings, libraries, health centres and museums in municipalities throughout Europe.

The WiFi4EU initiative provides municipalities with the opportunity to apply for vouchers to the value EUR 15 000. The vouchers are to be used to install Wi-Fi equipment in public spaces within the municipality that are not already equipped with a free Wi-Fi hotspot.

From: ... -europeans
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