The President of the European Commission, Jean Claude Juncker, has promised during his speech on the State of the European Union team free Wi-Fi in every town, covering the entire European Union with access to the wireless network. This means Free wireless internet in public places all over Europe.
This proposition makes a step up to the telecom facilities restoring new ways that it also includes an improvement in 5G technology, a continental level for the future to be precise by 2025. The president has calculated a profit for this new update in the tech field, which will generate around 1,3 million working places.
However, the European Commission had already confirmed their commitment to a new proposal about roaming improvement that applied to a minimum of 90 days of free itinerancy ´roaming´. They finally decided to declined it, as Mr. Juncker´s intention is to make Europeans feels like home everywhere they travel to.
The idea will be to end with roaming next summer, 2017. European Union has compromised themselves to make free itinerancy all around the European territory by June 2017, including calls, text messages and data pack tariff. The plan is to allocate 120,000 villages and cities with public wireless internet.
The changes would go hand in hand with an extension of ‘ Juncker Plan ‘ strategic investments beyond 2018, when it was expected to be closed, after a year in operation and about 160,000 million euros mobilized. He proposed to increase the financial capacity of the so-called European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) to reach at least 500,000 million by 2020 and look forward to mobilize 630,000 million in 2022.
Nevertheless, it is not clear how the commission will carry out the work, as it doesn’t have enough power to force municipalities to install free wireless internet in public places. The proposal said: “Free local wireless connectivity made accessible in busy places where many people gather and await the next step on their daily agenda can provide significant added value by allowing idle and transit time to be converted into productive, relaxing or more informed experiences.”.