A total of 1,780 municipalities will benefit from a total of €26.7 million, to cover the cost of installing free public WiFi hotspots.

The municipalities from all over Europe, including the local councils of San Lawrenz, Il-Fontana, Il-Munxar, Ħaż-Żebbuġ, Is-Siġġiewi, Tas-Sliema, Ħal Kirkop, Ħaż-Żabbar and L-Isla, will receive vouchers worth €15,000  from the third WiFi4EU call for applications which took place on 19-20 September 2019.

Some 11,000 applications were received during the call, with the beneficiaries allocated on a first-come, first-served basis as in previous rounds.

The grant allows municipalities to set up free Wi-Fi networks in public spaces, including town halls, public libraries, museums, public parks or squares. In the previous two calls, 6,200 municipalities received vouchers, with a budget of €42 million for the first call (2,800 winners) and €51 million for the second call (3,400 winners).

The next WiFi4EU call will be launched before the end of 2020.

Further details on the results of the third call are available here. More information on the initiative is available online and in the factsheet.