Twenty Norwegian municipalities are among almost 1,800 municipalities in Europe that have received support to create free public internet hotspots.
This is the third time the EU has announced a €15,000 competition to create these hot spots in public places such as town halls, libraries, museums or parks.
The competition saw 11,000 municipalities applying and 1,780 municipalities receiving grants. These grants were distributed as the applications came in until the total amount of 26.7 million euros was used up.
Among the 20 Norwegian municipalities that received support are Ålesund, Kristiansund, Gjøvik, Kristiansand, Frogn and Kautokeino.
The next competition will be towards the end of next year. On the two previous occasions, support was distributed to 2,800 and 3,400 municipalities respectively.
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