WiFi testing app Rotten WiFi has seen results from 151 countries over 60 days, showing which internet connections are the speediest.
The app, which bills itself as the way for travelers to test and share frustrations with worldwide WiFi speeds, curated data from its community to reveal the WiFi results. The most active countries were Philippines with 12.6%, Lithuania with 7.5%, Ecuador with 7.1%, Venezuela at 5.6%, and the USA at 5.2%.
Of the 185 hotels and 36 airports measured worldwide, the collected data reveals the fastest hotels and airports from this global data sample:
- The highest recorded WiFi download speed was in Kaunas, Lithuania, with 83.4 Mbps.
- The highest recorded WiFi upload speed was in Vilnius, Lithuania, with 82.9 Mbps.
- Of the crowd-tested hotels, the Business Inn in Canada reigned supreme by clocking 23.2 Mbps download and 32.2 Mbps upload.
- Other speedy hotels included Novotel Vilnius Centre (14.1 Mbps download and 22.1 Mbps upload) and Latvia's Riverside Hotel with 22.1 Mbps upload.
- Lithuania continued to dominate the user-tested rankings, with the airport clocking the fastest speeds of 19 Mbps download and 42 Mbps upload.
- Copenhagen's airport was second-fastest in the dataset, with 7.6 Mbps download and 6.5 Mbps upload.
While this information is most definitely limited to the user-generated content, the spread of speeds is certainly eye-opening - and another reminder that travelers are judging venues by WiFi speed, among other amenities.
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