Commuters in the Brussels Region have free access to Wi-Fi at all metro and pre-metro stations since Tuesday. More than 170 Wi-Fi hotspots will be accessible at the Brussels Intercommunal Transport Company (STIB)’s stations throughout the region. A quarter of these stations had already been equipped with Wi-fi early this year.
All are registered under the name WIFI. Brussels. STIB passengers can connect their devices to any of these hotspots and thus use the Internet throughout the WIFI. Brussels network.
One of the STIB’s objectives is to adapt public transport to the new way of life of travelers and improve the quality of its services. “Between 2015 and 2025, we are investing 5.2 billion euros in developing public transport,” the region’s Minister of Mobility, Pascal Smet, said in a press release. “That also includes investment in mobile Internet, a service that has become indispensable for commuters. In fact, it’s no longer possible to disregard the Internet in our daily lives.”
The Secretary of State for Digital Transition in Brussels, Bianca Debaets, said Brussels residents and visitors to the capital can use the WIFI. Brussels network in 170 different places throughout the region, placing Brussels in pole position in Belgium regarding connectivity.
“Our ambition is to make a maximum of people benefit from the Smart City. WIFI access in all metro and pre-metro stations completes the existing hotspots, including at the Grand Place (Main Square), Flagey Square and Simonis Square,” said Ms. Debaets, adding that the Cardinal Mercier Square would soon be added to the list.