Five places in the city center such as town hall and some squares or streets now have a free wi-fi service. Authorities of Vilnius claim that Internet access will benefit not only for local residents, but for guests of the city aswell. The free service will contribute to the image of Vilnius as modern and innovative city. Wi-fi will also increase possibilities for Lithuanians to work where they want and will benefit for the entrepreneurial skills.
Company that provides free wi-fi say that the speed of Internet will be sufficient for basic needs such as browsing the websites, checking and sending emails, or even looking videos.
Authorities are seeking to expand the free service to other places. They are looking for more socially responsible partners. However, a free wi-fi in all city will not be granted.
According to International Telecommunication Union, more that 60 per cent of Lithuanians are Internet users. Pando Network's Global Internet Speed Study revealed that avarage Internet speed in Lithuania is 1,463 Kbits⁄second. This result is the 4th best in the world.