“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
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.