Wi-Fi has become a favorite way for home users to connect to the Internet, offering the freedom to roam around the house with a laptop or tablet device in hand, online all the while.
But users lose something when they rely on Wi-Fi, according to a new study from Epitiro.
Surveying users in the United States, United Kingdom, Italy and Spain, the company found that home Wi-Fi connections are on average 30 percent slower than cable or wireline, with latency rates between 10 percent and 20 percent higher.
“Our data shows that connectivity over Wi-Fi degrades broadband performance considerably in typical circumstances,” JP Curley, CTO of Epitiro, said in the report. “Consumers who are experiencing performance issues with Wi-Fi should take steps to improve their home environment or connect directly via wired Ethernet.”
Wi-Fi Planet takes a look at the findings of Epitiro’s report.