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Europe’s WiFi hotspot program is a “marketing scam”, says critic

Wireless Watch’s sister service, Faultline, which analyzes digital video and WiFi issues, has been critical of the European Commission’s €120m scheme to expand WiFi hotspots. The latest supporter of its view is Niklas Agevik, CEO at Instabridge, which markets a ‘free’ WiFi app – he took to social media recently to label the EU initiative a “marketing scam”. Agevik boasts spending his entire professional career in telecoms with five years at Ericsson, two at Payfone in the US and the last five years building Instabridge. He says the €120m has been put aside by the European Union on the say-so of Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, although it was voted through in a larger European Parliament appropriations bill.…

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