At the end of this month, the busiest Prague metro stations will be getting free WiFi service.
Those stations are Hlavní nádraží, Pražského povstání, Náměstí Republiky, Smíchovské nádraží, and Florenc.
Should the pilot program prove successful, WiFi coverage could be rolled out to additional locations from next year. Coverage within the metro cars themselves is a future possibility.
Mobile coverage within Prague’s metro system has also been discussed in recent years, with an agreement between the country’s three main providers the first step, and a pilot program through some of the city’s subway tunnels currently in the works.
In many countries, free Wi-Fi is standard not only in stations and subway cars but also, in the case of Moscow, for instance, even public spaces like cemeteries.
A few months ago JCDecaux launched free Wi-Fi on 27 bus tram stops but by the end of the year, they aim to expand service to an additional 300 stops.