Free Wireless Internet to Be Provided in 89 Municipalities of Slovenia

As part of the EU WiFi4EU initiative, free wireless Internet will be provided in public places (in libraries, parks, markets, public institutions and medical institutions) in 89 municipalities of Slovenia. The WiFi4EU initiative, with a cumulative budget of 120 million euros, aims to ensure that all cities and small towns of the EU countries have open access to free wireless Internet in public places until 2020.

The first stage of the WiFi4EU initiative, for which the European Commission allocated 42 million euros, collected 13,000 applications, including 125 applications from Slovenian municipalities. In total, 2,800 EU municipalities were selected, which will receive grants amounting to 15 thousand euros. This financial support will be used to set up free wireless Internet networks on the territory of these municipalities, which, in turn, will have to serve access points for at least three years.

The selected Slovenian municipalities include Žalec, Komen, Radenci, Podčetrtek, Dobrna, Prevalje, Šmarješke Toplice, Novo mesto, Idrija, Vodice, Trebnje, Vuzenica, Cirkulane, Ivančna Gorica, Tolmin, Črna na Koroškem, Ravne na Koroškem, Sveti Jurij v Slovenskih Goricah, Jesenice, Kobilje, Vrhnika, Šmarje pri Jelšah, Vitanje, Podvelka, Medvode, Makole, Šentjernej, Puconci, Slovenske Konjice, Ilirska Bistrica, Rogatec, Gornja Radgona, Lenart, Semič, Šentilj, Zagorje ob Savi, Mirna, Kostel, Tišina, Ribnica na Pohorju, Izola, Piran, Maribor, Radlje ob Dravi, Slovenska Bistrica, Škofljica, Sevnica, Prebold, Zreče, Kidričevo, Pivka, Koper, Šmartno pri Litiji, Slovenj Gradec, Škocjan, Rogaška Slatina, Črenšovci, Črnomelj, Ptuj, Dobrepolje, Sežana, Šentjur, Hrpelje-Kozina, Kuzma, Laško, Kamnik, Muta, Mislinja, Štore, Straža, Ajdovščina, Moravske Toplice, Ribnica, Bistrica ob Sotli, Lendava, Gorišnica, Duplek, Grad, Vransko, Krško, Juršinci, Ljutomer, Cerkvenjak, Brežice, Preddvor, Ig, Vojnik, Sveti Andraž v Slovenskih Goricah, and Nova Gorica.

Source: rtvslo.si