Wi-Fi Alliance® applauds FCC Rural Opportunity Fund

Austin, TX and Washington D.C. – April 12, 2019 – Wi-Fi Alliance® applauds Federal Communications Commission (FCC) efforts to expand 5G services through establishment of the Rural Opportunity Fund. Wi-Fi® is essential to extending carrier 5G networks' coverage and enabling ubiquitous broadband and low-latency connections. This will aid in delivering much needed broadband connectivity to rural areas, powering e-commerce, smart farming, hospitals, education institutions, and even emergency communications.


About Wi-Fi Alliance®
Wi-Fi Alliance® is the worldwide network of companies that brings you Wi-Fi®. Members of our collaboration forum come together from across the Wi-Fi ecosystem with the shared vision to connect everyone and everything, everywhere, while providing the best possible user experience. Since 2000, Wi-Fi Alliance has completed more than 45,000 Wi-Fi certifications. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ seal of approval designates products with proven interoperability, backward compatibility, and the highest industry-standard security protections in place. Today, Wi-Fi carries more than half of the internet’s traffic in an ever-expanding variety of applications. Wi-Fi Alliance continues to drive the adoption and evolution of Wi-Fi, which billions of people rely on every day.

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Andrea Torres
Highwire PR for Wi-Fi Alliance
+1-415-963-4174 ext. 13