“The World Wi-Fi Day is an opportunity to recognize the contributions being made to help connect the unconnected around the globe, whether they be in major cities or rural communities. WBA therefore calling on cities, governments, enterprises, operators and technology companies to come together today to help deliver affordable, sustainable connectivity for everyone, everywhere.”
Tiago Rodrigues, CEO of the Wireless Broadband Alliance
“Connected Cities have the power to drastically reduce income inequality and improve our society, our economy, our environment, and our welfare. And this doesn’t just improve life for residents, it helps develop our nations. It is for this reason that the City of New York is making universal, affordable broadband a priority in supporting World Wi-Fi Day, as we truly appreciate the profound significance that wireless connectivity plays within our communities.”
Alphonso Jenkins, Deputy Commissioner for Telecommunications Planning at New York City Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications and Co-Chair of CCAB
“The digital divide is growing, and not just in developing countries – there is also an increase in the under-served ‘urban unconnected’ in the world’s largest economies. We are delighted that some of the biggest influencers within the industry ecosystem are participating and supporting World Wi-Fi Day – their support demonstrates just how important it is to address this critical issue. We encourage all stakeholders to actively participate and commit to deliver connectivity and access to information for all.”
Reza Jafari, Board Advisor of WBA & Vice Chair of the Connected City Advisory Board
“Connectivity continues to transform and improve the way we live in the world. There’s tremendous opportunity and responsibility for government leaders, technology providers, and innovators to participate and collaborate to make Wi-Fi available to anyone and everyone. World Wi-Fi Day gives the world a day to celebrate and commit to a connected life.”
Miguel Gamino, Chief Information Officer for the City and County of San Francisco, Co-Chair of CCAB
“We are excited about the World Wi-Fi Day! Broadcom has been the leader in the underlying semiconductor technology for Wi-Fi. Since our entry in the market in 2003, we have shipped in excess of 5 billion chips and have witnessed how this technology transformed the world and peoples’ lives. Wi-Fi has become incredibly affordable. Where our first 11Mbps chipsets sold for $30, today a 400Mbps chip sells for ~$1. Broadcom will lead the next decade of change, further transforming the consumer experience and pushing the technology envelope. We can’t wait to see what unfolds, but take a moment today to celebrate what we have seen and achieved together with the entire industry.”
Michael Hurlston, Senior VP and GM, Mobile Connectivity Products, Broadcom Ltd.
CableLabs is glad to support World Wi-Fi Day. Wi-Fi is a key ingredient for cable customers, and we pledge to continue our efforts to improve Wi-Fi services through technology research.
Rob Alderfer, Vice President of Technology Policy at CableLabs
Comcast Announces Multiyear Effort to Roll Out 1,000+ WiFi-Connected ‘Lift Zones’ in Local Community Centers Nationwide

“For nearly a decade, Internet Essentials has helped to change the lives of millions of people by providing low-income families with Internet access at home. These Lift Zones, which will be installed in community centers in local neighborhoods that our partners have identified and will run, will be places where students and families can get online and access the resources they need, especially while so many schools and workplaces have gone virtual.”

Dave Watson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Comcast Cable
Wi-Fi has allowed for many solutions in such a challenging time that it’s hard to image life without it. We’re using it in ways we’ve never dreamed of and realizing the importance of ensuring everyone has reliable and consistent access to WiFi services and its many benefits.
Taj Manku, CEO & Founder, Cognitive Systems
Wi-Fi turns information technology into human technology. Our devices can now travel with us as digital companions, enhancing our lives in subtle and dramatic ways. Wi-Fi has unleashed a flood of human creativity and prosperity that elevates billions of lives around the world.
Raj Gajwani, Director, Google
Today, an estimated 3.8 billion people still do not have basic Internet access. Enabling high-speed satellite broadband access everywhere is not only an opportunity equalizer, but also an economic imperative. This WorldWiFiDay, Viasat is proud to be helping to bridge the digital divide.
We believe that broadband connectivity is essential for all Americans,” said John Stankey, CEO, ATT. “AT&T is investing in and expanding the reach of our broadband networks while also advocating for effective and sustainable public policies that help close this country’s digital divide.
John Stankey, CEO, AT&T
Wi-Fi has become practically as essential and ubiquitous in our everyday lives as the air we breathe.
For most of us, Wi-Fi is the go to connectivity technology we use across nearly all our devices whether we’re in our homes, offices, schools, or in public spaces.
We are pleased to be able to join our industry partners in the celebration of World Wi-Fi Day and to recognize the WBA’s key role in helping to continuously improve Wi-Fi experiences for us all.
Dr. Necati Canpolat, WBA Board of Directors, Sr. Staff, Corporate Strategy Office, Next Generation and Standards, Intel Corporation
The challenge of how to serve our aging population is apparent. We believe that WiFi-based services are the key to affordable and accessible alternatives to allow our loved ones to age safely at home.
Geordie Hagerman , EVP Commercialization, Cognitive Systems Corp.
Wi-Fi has opened the world to immense possibilities, changing how we communicate, socialize, and cultivate relationships. The ability to easily connect with people in different countries and access a deep talent pool contributes to a more diverse and inclusive workforce.
Petra Pohl, EVP Corporate Operations, Cognitive Systems Corp.
LEVL Partners with Ikeja to extend Wi-Fi access for 100K South African Township Residents because we don’t believe anyone should have to trade personal details, and private information for the basic right to access.
Tim Colleran, LEVL Tech
We wholeheartedly support World Wi-Fi Day as it shines the spotlight on a technology that has been driving innovation and improving people’s lives for more than 20 years. With the 6 GHz band, Wi-Fi’s role in connecting people and businesses around the world will become even more important.
Jan Buis, VP Business Development, LANCOM Systems
On World Wi-Fi Day, we celebrate the many ways that Wi-Fi brings us together. This year, the day serves as a reminder of a year where the world ran on Wi-Fi — when telework, remote school, streaming and video conferencing made us feel like we were together while we stayed apart. Unlicensed spectrum did the job of keeping our economy running during COVID-19 and it will produce nearly $1 trillion in economic value worldwide this year alone. Today, we celebrate how this technology kept us connected in a difficult time and how smart policies to free up more spectrum will keep us connected into the future.
Wi-Fi Forward
What if those having WiFi could share it with the rest and benefit in the process in a new shared WiFi economy helping owners pay for their broadband internet and access points while offering free WiFi to people nearby? SharedFi provided 50M WiFi accesses in 2020 and will get to 1B in 2021!
SharedFi , WaveMAX Corporation
As we celebrate #WorldWiFiDay, Wi-Fi Alliance® reflects on the enormous role Wi-Fi® plays by delivering connectivity when and where it is needed most. With more than 16 billion Wi-Fi devices in use today, it is hard to imagine a day without Wi-Fi.
During the last year, more Wi-Fi devices were used simultaneously in homes, and Wi-Fi usage increased between 70-94% during working hours. Users relied on Wi-Fi for education, work, healthcare, and other critical necessities in their daily lives. Wi-Fi stepped up to the challenge, and will continue to be the most popular connectivity technology and deliver a majority of the world’s internet traffic. Over the past year, the Wi-Fi industry kept communities safe, informed, and connected, and continued to advance the industry with the introduction of Wi-Fi 6E. In 2021 alone, more than 338 million Wi-Fi 6E products will deliver high-performance connectivity to support our growing connectivity needs.
Wi-Fi Alliance thanks policymakers around the world who recognize the value of Wi-Fi and made critically needed 6 GHz spectrum available, thus enabling citizens access to enhanced connectivity, innovation, and socioeconomic benefits.
Let us all reflect on the central role that Wi-Fi plays in society, and hope for even more Wi-Fi in the years and decades ahead.
Wi-Fi Alliance
We are reducing the connectivity gap and demonstrating that Internet access is not a luxury but a right for everyone.
Andrés Gómez, CEO, Datawifi
EZELINK has always vouched “Connectivity for All”. With our bold mission of “One World One WiFi”, we are working tirelessly to put as many places as we can on the global connectivity map and positively impact countless lives. After all, Internet Access is one of the fundamental human rights.
Maher Al Zarooni , CEO, EZELINK
“We believe in the democratization of Internet access for all the people”
Edwin Pardo, Chief Product Officer, Datawifi