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Wifi.Brussels very popular among the people of Brussels six months after its launch

320,000 new users and new hotspots every month
Reverse Graffiti

Reverse Graffiti

After the name change last January, Brussels Secretary of State for Digital Transition Bianca Debaets takes stock of the new regional Wi-Fi network, Wifi.Brussels. With over 320,000 new users and more than 120 Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the Brussels Region, Wifi.Brussels can be considered a total success. During the summer, promotional graffiti will appear at certain points. The aim is to create more publicity for less well-known spots in the capital that have a Wifi.Brussels hotspot. 

The free Wi-Fi network Wifi.Brussels is constantly expanding. At the start of June, Place Simonis (Koekelberg), Parc Elisabeth and Bar Elisa were added to list of places with a hotspot. The Brussels metro stations are also joining the network at a very steady pace. The Thieffry, Pétillon, Hankar, Horta, Albert and Diamant stations have recently been added. There are now a total of 123 places in the Brussels Region where the Wifi.Brussels network can be used. The full list of access points is given on www.wifi.brussels.

Wifi.Brussels is clearly winning over the people of Brussels and visitors to our Region. The 320,000 registrations recorded and the thousands of daily users are resounding proof of this. Wifi.Brussels is a very valuable element in the transformation of the Brussels Region into a Smart City. We are not focusing solely on the city centre here, but also on other districts in Brussels. In fact, everyone in the capital has the right to be able to benefit from a Wifi.Brussels hotspot in their district,” says the Brussels Secretary of State for Digital Transition, Bianca Debaets.

During the summer, reverse graffiti is to be created on the ground in four places with a Wifi.Brussels hotspot. This will attract the attention of people passing by the hotspot. Reverse graffiti is graffiti that is projected onto the pavement using a high-pressure machine. The illustration disappears by itself after a few weeks.

The top three most popular Wifi.Brussels hotspots are Place Flagey (40,000 users/month), Place Rogier (24,000 users/month) and Place Royale (22,000 users/month).

Wifi.Brussels is a service provided by the Brussels Regional Informatics Centre (BRIC).