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18 January 2017

The free regional Brussels Wi-Fi network, Urbizone, has changed its name to Wifi.Brussels.

Along with the name change, the network is undergoing a complete overhaul both technically and as regards its extent.

From a technical point of view, access on mobile devices is to be simplified. Users will have to register to access the network, but will no longer have to identify themselves each time they log in, as was the case in the past.

The network is also expanding steadily. So far, the STIB-MIVB (Brussels public transport company) has equipped 15 metro stations and has undertaken to provide free Wi-Fi in all 59 of its stations by September 2017.

According to the Brussels Secretary of State in charge of Digitalisation, Bianca Debaets (CD&V): “Thanks to, we are offering free Internet access to everyone in the Brussels Region. The overhaul we are carrying out at the moment makes it much easier to use the network.  As a Smart City, the Brussels Region intends to be at the forefront in terms of free access to Wi-Fi in public places. What is more, I believe that these days, digital inclusion is an essential element in the equal opportunities policy.”

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