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Greece Announces Plans to Install Free Public Wi-Fi Nationwide

Greece's Department of Telecommunications and Post (EETT) has announced plans to install 3000 public Wi-Fi hotspots around the nation beginning next year in both open-air and enclosed public spaces. "The initiative is mostly funded by EU programs ESIF and ERDF with a total budget of 14.8 million euros and is implemented by the Greek ministry of Digital Policy, Telecommunications, and Media," said Wi-Fi Now.

Wifi4EU: In addition to the above project, Greece has also been the beneficiary of the WiFi4EU initiative which provides municipalities €15,000 grants to install Wi-Fi equipment in public spaces. The Greek government says that the new nationwide public Wi-Fi project is not linked but complimentary to WiFi4EU.

"This is the second time the Greek government is attempting to set up a nationwide free public Wi-Fi network." Greece launched a similar program in 2004 to build 600 hotspots but the project was never completed. (Wi-fi Now)

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