Learn here why Wi-Fi is important to reach our goals by improving economic growth, social mobility, computer literacy and education prospects
Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs) provide access to broadband services, particularly in rural and hard-to-serve areas. WISPs contribute $1.439 billion to the US GDP.
Lesser privileged citizens are heaviest users of Wi-Fi networks and use them as pathways to education, jobs, entertainment, and increased efficiency
Globally, total public Wi-Fi hotspots will grow sevenfold from 2015 to 2020, from 64.2 million in 2015 to 432.5 million by 2020.
With an installed base of more than 6.8 billion devices, Wi-Fi has become one of the most prolific technologies around the world.
The broadband gap continues to be a problem for many students today.
Low-income students must fight for their digital literacy to ensure they can graduate and move on to higher education
By 2050, 54% of the Asian population and 20% of the African populations will live in urban areas
Expanding access to broadband infrastructure and services must be “a top policy priority for countries around the globe, developed and developing alike as well as least developed countries.“
By end 2015, 35% of households in developing countries have internet access, compared with more than 80% in developed countries