Wi-Fi Enabled Grills are Revolutionizing the Summer Cookout

Bill the Wi-Fi Guy

Bill the Wi-Fi Guy

Summer is just around the corner, and, like many of you, I can’t wait to get outside and soak up the sun. One of my favorite summertime activities is hosting a good BBQ with friends and family. As any aspiring grill master knows, it can be difficult to prepare food to perfection while also entertaining guests. Thankfully, Lynx Grills has introduced several Wi-Fi enabled grills that make it easier to cook and entertain like a pro. The Wi-Fi enabled, voice-activated grills help you set the optimal temperature for different types of meats and produce, instruct you where to place the food for most efficient cooking and send you phone alerts when it’s time to flip. Summer is the time to relax, and let’s be honest, it couldn’t get much simpler than that.

For me, the Lynx Smart Grills are a win-win. They connect (pun intended) my two loves: Wi-Fi and grilling. Further, it’s a compelling example of the many innovative — and in some cases unexpected — technologies and services that rely on access to unlicensed spectrum.

But while I’m excited about devices like Wi-Fi connected grills, I’m also worried about the sustainability of Wi-Fi. There is no doubt that the unlicensed spectrum on which Wi-Fi runs is becoming more congested and is being threatened by new technologies that may cause interference, limiting its range and reliability. And this challenge will grow as more products, businesses and people get connected every single day. In fact, a recent Ericsson report predicts that that the number of IoT connections worldwide will overtake mobile phone connections in 2018.

New devices and connections should be a thing to be celebrated. We just need to free up access to adequate spectrum in the public airwaves, so everyone can enjoy the benefits of connectivity and technological innovation.

Join me today in working to protect the Wi-Fi we love by supporting smarter use of underutilized spectrum, so we can all enjoy faster, more reliable Wi-Fi.

Sign our petition here.

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