Arad is one of the 2800 European municipalities that have won a EUR 15,000 voucher to be used for installing Wi-Fi equipment in public spaces, in the frame of the WIFI4EU programme launched by the European Commission.
The Innovation and Network Executive Agency (INEA), the Commission’s executive agency in charge of implementing the WIFI4EU programme published the list of winning municipalities on 7 December 2018. More than 13,000 municipalities have applied in the first call for proposals that took place from 7-9 November 2018.
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.
Click to see the full list of winners.
At present, there are 30 hotspots that provide free internet in public areas in Arad, also implemented with EU financial support. They were put into operation in the frame of the project "Improvement of internet services in Arad and Oroshaza" (Hungary-Romania Cross-Border Cooperation Program 2007-2013).
Find out more about the Arad hot spots at aradhotspots.ro/en/.