Wi-Fi Alliance® welcomes AIRWAVES Act

Austin, TX and Washington D.C. – August 3, 2017 – Wi-Fi Alliance® welcomes the introduction of the Advancing Innovation and Reinvigorating Widespread Access to Viable Electromagnetic Spectrum Act (AIRWAVES Act) by Senator Gardner and Senator Hassan.  Provisions of this bipartisan legislation address the underlying need for additional unlicensed spectrum. The majority of Americans rely on Wi-Fi® as the primary technology for wireless connectivity, and it is imperative to ensure that adequate spectrum is available for Wi-Fi functionality today and in the future. Wi-Fi Alliance is grateful to Senators Gardner and Hassan for recognizing the need for additional unlicensed spectrum and looks forward to progress on this bill.


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 certified more than 35,000 Wi-Fi products. 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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