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36 Bulgarian municipalities can apply for the WiFi4EU initiative


The thirty-sixth Bulgarian municipalities that have not participated in the WiFi4EU initiative so far can apply for a new competition. It will be launch on March 17, 2020 at 2 pm Bulgarian time, as the local authorities have to register on the WiFi4EU portal beforehand.

With a budget of EUR 14.2 million, the European Commission will distribute 947 vouchers on the “first-applicant-first-funded” bases, following the geographical balance. There will be no maximum number of vouchers for each participating country for this fourth competition.

Eighty-six percent of Bulgarian municipalities have already received their vouchers from the three competitions so far. A total of EUR 3 435 000 has been allocated for the country to build high-speed wireless connections in public places. Bulgaria ranks first in the EU in terms of the number of municipalities covered by the WiFi4EU initiative.