“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