Today everyone on the move relies on Wi-Fi in order to access the Internet. This is because most of our activity is online and hence we need to be connected to the internet. Wi-Fi helps us in maintaining this connection even when we are on the move. So no need to say how badly we are dependent on Wi-Fi. Keeping this in mind all over the world June 20 is being regarded as World Wi-Fi Day. In this post have a look at what is World Wi-Fi Day, why it is celebrated and much more.
What is World Wi-Fi Day?
Well, World Wi-Fi Day is celebrated with a global cause to fill the gap caused due to the digital divide. This day is to cherish the role of Wi-Fi which is playing a vital role in building innovative projects by connecting the unconnected. World Wi-Fi Day is formed by Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) under the leadership of (CCAB) Connected City Advisory Broad.
Why is World Wi-Fi Day celebrated?
This day June 20, 2016, is being celebrated with a “Hope for Connectivity”. It is an initiative by cities, mobile operators, Government bodies, Internet giants, and technology vendors to come and support in bridging the gap that digital media has created and to influence the people who are not able to be connected with the digital world.
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Some Facts about Wi-Fi
- $1.439 Billion is contributed by Wireless Internet Service Providers to US GDP. —- Wi-Fi Forward.
- From 2015 to 2020 the Wi-Fi hotspots will grow seven times from 64.2 million to 432.5 million. —- Cisco Visual Networking Index.
- Wi-Fi became the most productive technology with more than 6.8 billion devices around the world. —– Wi-Fi Alliance Device Shipment Forecast
- 54% of Asian population and 20% of African population will live in urban areas by 2050. —- Statista, 2016.
Some ongoing Wi-Fi Projects which seek Support
- IoT in Dharamshala Rural Areas – India
- IoT in Jharkhand rural district, Chhattisgarh rural extensions – India
- Internet Penetration in Meru, Embu, Nyeri, and Laikipia – Kenya
- Internet expansion in Nanyuki town – Kenya
- Wi-Fi in Purasaikudi and Agaramangudi villages, Tamil Nadu – India
If you want to contribute for project “connect the unconnected” then visit the site worldwifiday.com.
On this Wi-Fi Day, Google India is asking to share your opinions on free High-Speed Wi-Fi which has been installed in 19 Railway stations across India. Hope in future we get more such High-Speed Wi-Fi installed in each and every town and village. By this India will become truly Digital India.