It was one of the major announcements made before the Presidency began: in the two largest cities in the Grand Duchy, the Government - in partnership with the municipal authorities - would be offering a free, open Wi-Fi service. In the light of the success this initiative met with, the people in charge of the service began to look into continuing it beyond the Presidency.
Luxembourg City and Esch-sur-Alzette will henceforth ensure free of charge access to their respective Wi-Fi networks CITYLUXFREE and CITYESCHFREE. To be able to use the service, all you need to do is connect up to one of the two networks.
The availability of a free, wide coverage Wi-Fi network emphasises the image of a forward-looking country that is highly specialised in digital activities. Ubiquitous Internet connectivity is also a factor of economic competitiveness and social integration. In this sense, free Wi-Fi is fully in line with the 'Digital Lëtzebuerg' initiative.
(Sources: Communiqué from the Media and Communications Service; Luxembourg City municipal authorities; Esch-sur-Alzette municipal authorities)