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.