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New Scheme to Offer Free Wireless Internet Agreed by EU Bodies

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A new scheme to encourage free internet access in public places, like town halls, hospitals and parks, has been informally agreed between the Maltese Presidency of the EU’s Council of Ministers, and the European Parliament. WiFi4EU is intended to help reduce the digital divide and encourage the use of digital services.

While ECDL Foundation welcomes initiatives to encourage the positive use of technology, we have long argued that infrastructure alone is not enough. There is a very real danger of a new digital divide between those with the skills to use technology, and those without.

More information about the initiative can be found on the website of the Maltese Presidency.

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