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Communities Need Wireless Infrastructure Now

Wireless infrastructure projects often encounter a chorus of vocal skeptics at City Council hearings.

Too often, no one stands up to support the critical infrastructure that enables everything from modern-day 9-1-1 calls to video chatting.

Wireless Infrastructure Now (WIN) was formed to support efforts to increase our wireless capacity to ensure residents, professionals, businesses and governments remain connected no matter where they are. The coalition educates and advocates at the local level for robust, resilient wireless infrastructure that meets the growing needs of our communities.

Wireless connections permeate our life. We rely on them every day for everything from connecting with friends and family to making business transactions to monitoring our health. Chances are you have at least one wireless device on you right now, and quite possibly more than that.

While this has made our lives more convenient and accessible than ever before, our wireless infrastructure network is unable to keep up with exploding demand for data. It’s projected that by 2022, we will be using five times the data that we do today. So, what does this mean for you?

Ever fail to send a picture in a crowded stadium because the rest of the fans are trying to send their own pictures? The problem is data congestion, and it’s only going to get worse. Now imagine the same issue prevents you from making a 911 call. The average city street will soon be flooded with as much data traffic as modern stadiums, but today’s infrastructure can’t handle tomorrow’s needs and if this isn’t addressed it will cripple our ability to stay connected.

You can make your voice heard by joining WIN today. WIN provides a vehicle for the users of wireless technology – consumers, public safety professionals, the healthcare industry, transportation companies, businesses, social justice advocates, smart cities and more – to stay informed and make your voice heard by the local officials responsible for approving wireless infrastructure projects.

Our message is simple:

A thriving wireless infrastructure network is not a luxury. It is something we ALL depend on for countless critical functions every day.