The Town of Labin and the municipalities of Gračac and Brtonigla - Verteneglio are among the cities and municipalities which, under the WiFi4EU initiative, to introduce free WiFi for citizens and visitors to public locations, were awarded a voucher of EUR 15,000. Thanks to years of successful cooperation with Hrvatski Telekom, the Town of Labin and the municipalities of Gračac and Brtonigla - Verteneglio have chosen HT as a reliable technological partner and the best contractor that will technologically provide public free WiFi internet for their citizens.
In addition to replacing the existing network with a new, faster, and higher quality network, equipment was installed in six new locations in the Town of Labin - Tito Square, San Marco promenade, city market, Zelenice street in the town center, Katura playground and on the waterfront in Rabac - thus expanding free city internet coverage network. This project has provided high-quality free internet to the citizens of Labin and their guests, and it raises the standard in Labin, since today's way of life is closely linked to technology and communication.
"WiFi4EU is one of the many projects we are implementing in Labin. With this project, we continue to improve the infrastructure of our town as befits the time in which we live. In the current situation, such projects are extremely important because they enable citizens to continue doing their job, to maintain ties with family and friends, and to facilitate their adaptation to the new changes," said the Mayor of Labin Valter Glavičić.
In the municipality of Gračac, Hrvatski Telekom has installed a total of 13 access points at five external and eight internal locations. This enables free WiFi internet access at locations such as the administrative building of the municipality of Gračac, KIC "Napredak" Gračac, library and reading room Gračac and in Nikola Tesla Street and Školska Street as well as the Park of St. George. Thanks to the WiFi4EU program, locals and visitors will have high-speed internet access in major centers of public life such as squares, parks, libraries, public buildings, and the like.
A place in continental Istria, the municipality of Brtonigla - Verteneglio, also entrusted Hrvatski Telekom, choosing it as a partner in the implementation of a project that provides free internet access in public areas. Free WiFi signal covers all squares in Brtonigla, the area in front of the Tourist Board, the Main Street, the park near the church of St. Zeno, the area in front of the Aleksandar Rukavina Gallery, and the football field and stands in the sports zone of the community. In the community of Nova Vas, the main square and the surrounding areas are covered with a free WiFi signal, while in the Fiorini community, two access points have been set up in order to cover almost the entire community with free internet.
"I am delighted with the way this project was realized and with the support of Hrvatski Telekom. Our region, among other activities, is also tourist-oriented throughout the year. In addition to seasonal summer tourism, cyclo tourism is very popular here in other months. We are open to all forms of further cooperation, especially when it comes to digitalization and modernization.", said Paolo Klarić, Mayor of Brtonigla - Verteneglio.
Hrvatski Telekom is the largest private investor in digital infrastructure in Croatia, which has been continuously investing in the quality and development of mobile and fixed network infrastructure for years. The fact that municipalities, towns, and cities in these projects select Hrvatski Telekom is proof that the company is recognized as a reliable technological partner that can provide their citizens with the best experience of using the public and free internet. As the frontrunner of digitalization in Croatia, Hrvatski Telekom remains focused on further investments and providing access to good quality internet to as many citizens as possible, so that everyone in Croatia is connected to the leading network.