Free WiFi and 5G for all... in the EU

16 September 2016
Free WiFi and 5G for all... in the EU

If you're reading this from a country that is staying in the EU, good news!

Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, has announced plans to install free WiFi in public spaces across the whole of the Union, as well as getting rid of roaming fees, and enabling 5G for everyone.

This is going to roll-out in 2020, so that'll be after the UK parts ways with the EU, but of course, there's no reason why the UK can't adopt a similar thing is there?

And of course, this is a proposal for the EU, and a lot can be ballsed-up by then, and promises can be retracted.

We know what politicians and bureaucracy is like.

Juncker says: "We propose today to equip every European village and every city with free wireless internet access around the main centres of public life by 2020."

Continuing, while talking at the annual State of the Union address in Strasbourg: "Digital technologies and digital communications are permeating every aspect of life. All they require is access to high-speed internet."

"We need to be connected. Our economy needs it. People need it."

Either way, this is good news for people going on holiday or who travel in the EU a lot - all you'd have to do is buy a SIM card from the EU, and you can use all that lovely free stuff, without troubling your UK SIM cards minutes and data plans.

TOPICS:   Travel   Technology

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