• WiFi: Federal Legislative and Regulatory Update
  • August 11, 2003 | Author: James P. Schulz
  • Law Firm: Reed Smith LLP - Washington Office
  • WiFi is sweeping the nation and the world. WiFi -- a term trademarked by the WiFi Alliance (a global trade association with 186 company members) -- is short for "Wireless Fidelity" and refers to the use of unlicensed radio devices to obtain high-speed access to the Internet without a wired connection. WiFi is a disruptive technology that has the potential to revolutionize the communications landscape. As such, it is the subject of intense interest in the halls of power in Washington, D.C., and in capitals around the world.