New EU rules promise 100Mbps broadband and free Wi-Fi for all
Controversial copyright reform package also unveiled along with new "YouTube rule."
Jennifer Baker (UK) - Sep 14, 2016 1:08 pm UTC
BRUSSELS—The European Commission has promised free Wi-Fi in every town, village, and city in the European Union, in the next four years. A new grant, with a total budget of €120 million, will allow public authorities to purchase state-of-the art equipment, for example a local wireless access point. If approved by the the European Parliament and national ministers the cash could be available before the end of next year.
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