FREE WiFi INSTALLATION IN CENTRAL POINTS OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF ATHIENOU IN THE CONTEXT OF THE WiFi4EU INVITATION
As it is known, following a relevant application from the Municipality of Athienou, the Executive Agency for Innovation and Networks (INEA), the executive body of the European Commission in charge of implementing the WiFi4EU program, has approved in 2019 the Municipality of Athienou the free concession of a € 15,000 voucher for the creation of a Wi-Fi hotspot in public spaces.
After a public tenders’ procedure, the Municipality of Athienou awarded CYTA the execution of the project, with a total amount of € 15,000. This project will be carried out entirely on European Funds.
The execution of the project began today, and it is expected to be completed in the coming days as soon as the electrification of the new Health Center is completed. According to the requested tenders, the free WiFi will be installed to connect with all providers in key points of the Municipality, such as the Cooperative Square, the Central Church Square, the Indoor Sports Hall “Tassos Papadopoulos”, the Amphitheatrical Hall, the new Health Center and the Constantinio Municipal Park of Athienou.
This project is an addition to the installation of free Wi-Fi at the Kallinikio Municipal Hall Square, which was already completed after the approval from the European Fund Unit of the Ministry of Interior, which acts as a Contractor of the Cyprus Agricultural Payments Organization and as an Implementation Unit for the Managing Authority ( Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment) of the Rural Development Program 2014-2020, in the framework of the 3rd announcement of Measure 7 of RDP 2014-2020, for the Regime 7.3 ‘Upgrading of the existing broadband internet infrastructure through the provision of wireless access to central points in rural areas’.
The Municipality of Athienou has set as a goal to cover all public spaces with free Wi-Fi, something that is being implemented.