by Mark Albert
Now we know where to go when you feel the need; the need for wifi speed.
A recent ranking reveals the fastest countries for public wifi, as global internet usage continues to climb and smart phones become more ubiquitous.
According to Rotten Wifi, a website that describes itself as a “public wifi and 3G/4G watchdog,” Lithuania led the world in average download speed in 2016.
At 16.6 Mbps, the former Soviet state beat out the United States and other major world powers for the fastest wifi.
The rest of the Top 5 were: Singapore (15.1), Switzerland (13.8), Denmark (12), and the United Kingdom (11.7).
The United States ranked 19th, just behind Canada and ahead of The Netherlands.
Fastest Wifi ‘Vital Step’ for Commerce
The CEO of Rotten Wifi’s parent company, TelcoQ, argues offering high speed public wifi is not only a “great way” to draw more customers, but also “vital.”
“WiFi access shouldn’t be something that public spots are considering implementing but rather a vital step for connecting in the modern technology age,” Arturas Jonkus wrote in a post accompanying the findings.
Jonkus also called for community crowd sourcing of wifi speed data, to power future study of fastest wifi and its availability.
“Rotten WiFi users can log on and register their internet speed whatever country they’re in, helping us to build a comprehensive database of the best places to head to get online.”
Lithuania still claimed the top spot when average upload speeds were measured, followed by Singapore, Denmark, Estonia, and Sweden.
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