Zippy Among the Sluggish (it’s all relative)

Between April 1 and June 15, 2014, the folks at wefi , a national network analytics firm, collected data from millions of public wifi hotspots around the U.S.. Based on 45 day average speeds, they’ve determined the fastest wifi in U.S. hotel chains, at airports and public beaches. Even the fastest speeds are surprisingly disappointing. Where’s the broadband?

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Top Hotels with the Fastest Wi-Fi:

  • Red Roof Inns (4.34 mbps)
  • Sleep Inn (4.14 mbps)
  • Ramada (3.69 mbps)
  • Holiday Inn (3.68 mbps)
  • Best Western (3.66 mbps)
  • Aloft Hotels (3.42 mbps)
  • Studio 6 (3.22 mbps)
  • Hilton (3.17 mbps)
  • Quality Inns (3.15 mbps)
  • Four Points by Sheraton (3.04 mbps)
  • Comfort Inn (2.99 mbps)
  • Candlewood Suites (2.69 mbps)
  • Radisson (2.43 mbps)
  • Clarion (2.42 mbps)
  • Doubletree Hotel (2.32 mbps)

Top Beaches with the Fastest Wi-Fi:

  • Clearwater Beach, Florida (2.9 mbps)
  • Atlantic City, New Jersey (2.8 mbps)
  • Mission Beach, California (2.1 mbps)
  • South Beach Miami, Florida (1.9 mbps)
  • Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (1.8 mbps)
  • Santa Monica, California (1.8 mbps)
  • Waikiki Beach, Hawaii (1.6 mbps)
  • Newport Beach, California (1.2 mbps)
  • Hermosa Beach, California (1.1 mbps)

Top Airports with the Fastest Wi-Fi:

  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport, MI (4.63 mbps)
  • Denver International Airport, CO (4.33 mbps)
  • Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, FL (3.74 mbps)
  • Los Angeles International Airport, CA (3.29 mbps)
  • Washington Dulles International Airport, VA (3.09 mbps)
  • Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport, AZ (2.88 mbps)
  • LaGuardia Airport, NY (2.67 mbps)
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, GA (2.66 mbps)
  • Logan International Airport, MA (2.51 mbps)
  • Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, MN (2.45 mbps)
  • McCarran International Airport, NV (2.41 mbps)
  • San Francisco International Airport, CA (2.29 mbps)

 

 

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