EU wants to release 120 million for free Wi-Fi Internet access included

There will be free public Wi-Fi hot spots in six thousand to eight thousand municipalities in countries in Europe.

The European Commission, the Council of Europe and the European Parliament have reached a political agreement on the financing of these hotspots. They pull there 120 million euros.

The access points are, among other things, hospitals, libraries and other public places. Municipalities can sign up to get a grant.

The project fits within the idea "to 2020 in each European village and in every European city to offer free WiFi access in the neighborhood of the most important centers of public life," said Commission Chairman Jean-Claude Juncker.

The agreement must still be confirmed in the coming weeks by the European Member States.