Government in line with Commission’s goal to have free Wi-Fi around town squares
The Government supports EU Commission President JeanClaude Juncker’s declaration that all member states should have free Wi-Fi around village and town squares by 2020.
When addressing the State of the Union speech on 14 September, Mr Juncker said, “everyone benefitting from connectivity means it should not matter where you live or how much you earn”.
Malta has scored above EU average in Digital Economy and the overall score has grown faster than that of the EU as a whole.
To date, no less than 272 Wi-Fi Hot Spots are found in Malta and Gozo and the number is set to increase to over 300 by the end of the year. The free Hot Spots are installed and managed by the Government’s regulatory and ICT developing body, the Malta Communications Authority.
Minister for Competitiveness and Digital, Maritime and Service Economy Emmanuel Mallia emphasised that “we have already gone far but we still strive to get better every year. We are confident we shall meet the targets President Junker has solicited every member state to comply with.’’