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Free public ‘WiFi Italia’ network reaches over 3,200 localities

Italy’s Ministry of Economic Development (MISE) announced that over 3,200 localities and 150 hospitals have signed up to the EUR 45 million ‘Wi-Fi Italia’ project since it was launched in February 2019. wifi italia
The free Wi-Fi service has been activated by 710 of those localities as of 07 December 2020, with the most recent activations taking place in Casteldaccia in Sicily, Marciana in Tuscany, Bornasco and Jerago con Orago in Lombardy, Cinquefrondi in Calabria, Pinasca in Piedmont, Afragola in Campania and Nereto in Abruzzo.

WiFi Italia in numbers:

727 municipalities with hotspots installed

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5919 hot spots, including federated networks

1420 municipalities that signed agreements with Infratel (including hospitals – 1264 municipalities)

3251 the municipalities that have joined Piazza Wifi Italia Project (including hospitals – 3094 municipalities)

399.518 users of WiFi Italia app designed to connect to the network for free throughout Italy

 

As part of the ‘’ Piazza Wi-Fi Italia ’’ Infratel ItalIa S.p.A. project in agreement with the MISE and in collaboration with the technical partner TIM and the Ministry of Innovation, it will supply and install of WiFi Access Points in public hospitals that can request them through an email communication to hospitalwifitalia@infratelitalia.it

Here’s a general guide on how to use it:

  1. Find a Wi-Fi hotspot: Look for areas with the “Piazza Wi-Fi Italia” sign. These are typically public spaces like parks, squares, libraries, etc.
  2. Connect to the network: On your device, go to your Wi-Fi settings and select the “Piazza Wi-Fi Italia” network.
  3. Register: The first time you connect, you’ll be redirected to a login page. If you haven’t registered yet, click on the “Register” button. You’ll need to provide some basic information like your name, email address, and phone number.
  4. Verification: After registering, you’ll receive a verification code via SMS or email. Enter this code on the verification page to complete your registration.
  5. Log in: Once you’ve registered and verified your account, you can log in with your credentials (usually your email or phone number and the password you created during registration).
  6. Start browsing: After logging in, you should be connected to the internet and able to start browsing.

Remember that public Wi-Fi networks are often less secure than private ones, so avoid entering sensitive information like credit card numbers or passwords while connected to “Piazza Wi-Fi Italia”.

Also, the speed and quality of the connection can vary depending on the location and the number of people connected to the network.

Piazza Wi-Fi Italia access points

To date, 1165 access points have been installed in hospitals and public health facilities and 157 have joined the Project.

The initiative is part of what the Minister for Technological Innovation and digitization has launched in recent days: the “digital solidarity” project, extended to the whole national territory, with the aim of helping people, professionals and companies, through digital services, to continue their business and maintain their life habits, while respecting the provisions of the new Prime Minister’s Decree (Prime Ministerial Decree of 9 March 2020) which introduces measures for the containment and contrast of the spread of Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) on the whole national territory.

 

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