Alcoy to offer free Wi-Fi in all public spaces

Alcoy has been awarded 15,000€ from the European Union for the installation, equipment and maintenance of free public Wi-Fi connections.

Free Internet access will be available in city squares, parks, health centres, libraries and all public buildings.

The only stipulation is that Alcoy takes charge of its maintenance, pays the Internet fee to the operator, and keeps the network running for at least three years.

The EU launched the WiFi4EU  program a year ago with the objective to offer 9,000 municipalities throughout the European Union the possibility of having free Wi-Fi, with a minimum speed of 30 Mbps. Tens of thousands of towns and villages applied to be a part of the scheme which will cost the EU 120 million euros.

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