EU promises free WiFi

The UK standard reports:

President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, outlined his vision to roll out 5G across the EU and give every village and city free internet.

He made the announcement in his annual State of the Union speech to the European Parliament.

Mr Juncker said: “We need to work for a Europe that empowers our citizens and our economy. And today, both have gone digital.

“Digital technologies and digital communications are permeating every aspect of life.

“All they require is access to high-speed internet. We need to be connected. Our economy needs it. People need it.”

He said: “That is why today the Commission is proposing to fully deploy 5G, the fifth generation of mobile communication systems, across the European Union by 2025. 

“This has the potential to create a further two million jobs in the EU.

“We propose today to equip every European village and every city with free wireless internet access around the main centres of public life by 2020.

So please vote to stay with us, and we’ll give you free WiFi!

Of course it won’t be free. It will be paid for by EU taxpayers.

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