“While the advent of 5G networks promises to revolutionise digital society, the EU must ensure that more rural and sparsely-populated areas of Europe are not left behind” explains Mart Võrklaev in this The Parliament Magazine op-ed.
At the SEDEC commission on the Digital Agenda in Palermo, Sicily, Mart Vorklaev urged to spread the news and profit fully from the WIFI4EU option the European Commission proposes.
To reach the gigabit society & maximise potential of DigitalSingleMarket it’s essential to ensure fast connections across in the EU. At the European Committee of the Region’s Bureau Mart Vörklaev called for a quick relaunch of WiFi4EU so cities can set up free WiFi in public spaces, given local authorities’ great interest.
Vorklaev responds positively to the opening of registrations for the WiFi4EU portal. “The #Wifi4EU initiative gives local municipalities the opportunity to provide their people ultra-fast Internet access in public areas” says Vorklaev, who supported the programme during his opinion reviewing the telecom package.
Mart VÕRKLAEV welcomes the European Parliamant’s approval of the WIFI4EU initiative which he supported in his report as it benefits EU citizens, providing people with a high-quality Wi-Fi connection free of charge in and around public buildings, as well as public spaces through EU financial assistance.
Rapporteur Mart VÕRKLAEV discussed his opinion and other digital issues with European Commissioner for the Digital Single Market Andrus ANSIP.