Cisco, AT&T & others declare June 20th will be World Wi-Fi Day

Wireless Broadband Alliance pushes for Wi-Fi connectivity everywhere

Cisco, AT&T & others say June 20th will be World Wi-Fi Day
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With all the unofficial/official international/world/national days that various tech and governmental organizations and their marketing arms have carved out in recent years (World Paper Free Day, Data Privacy Day, etc.), it's amazing that the Wireless Broadband Alliance found an open spot on June 20 to set aside for the inaugural World Wi-Fi Day.

But let it be known henceforth that June 20th shall be a day "to accelerate affordable wireless connectivity around the world" and "to recognize and celebrate the significant role Wi-Fi is playing in getting cities and communities around the world connected."

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Not only are billions unconnected in developing parts of the world, but even right here in the United States many people still have no Internet access.

So say AT&T, BT, Cisco, Comcast, Google, Intel, Orange and other wireless service providers and product vendors that make up the 13-year-old Wireless Broadband Alliance. (To get involved, send e-mail here: contactus@wballiance.com.)

While you might have Wi-Fi on the brain come June 20, keep in mind that you will need to divide your attention. After all, it is also National Kouign Amann Day (in honor of a round crusty cake) as well as American Eagle Day and National Vanilla Milkshake Day.

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