WiFi4EU grant portal will reopen tomorrow
It allows local governments from across the EU to apply for €15,000
- November 06, 2018 09:30
- Monika Dimitrova
The European Commission has announced the date and time for the reopening of WiFi4EU grant application portal: November 7 at 13:00 CET. The reopening of the portal will allow local governments from across the EU to apply for €15,000 grants towards building free Wi-Fi networks.
The reopening of the portal, which crashed in May following a traffic-jam of thousands of attempted applications, means that thousands of municipalities will once again be applying for WiFi4EU grants. More than 19,000 municipalities have pre-registered to become eligible for the grants.
The total value of the WiFi4EU grants to be awarded in the course of the next 2-3 years will be €120M. In the end the grant program will result in 6-8,000 free WiFi4EU networks becoming operational across the EU. The total amount of funds invested into free Wi-Fi across the EU in the coming 3 years may exceed €300M given that EC funds will only cover equipment and installation.
Source: European Commission