Planning a trip to the US and need to stay connected while you’re abroad? Airport Wi-Fi is hit or miss. If you need to get stuff done while you wait at the gate or you just want to know what to expect before your next flight, the folks at Speedtest have ranked the US airports with the fastest Wi-Fi.
They looked at the most popular airports in the States, based on boardings, and used data from the last three months of 2016. They also separated upload speeds from download speeds. As you can see in the graphic above, the ranges varied quite a bit for both categories.
Overall, Denver (DEN) seemed to have the best overall speeds, at over 60Mbps for both uploads and downloads. Philadelphia (PHL), Seattle-Tacoma (SEA), Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), and Miami (MIA) rounded out the top five. Dallas had the highest upload speed at nearly 80Mbps, but their download hovered just above 30Mbps. Speedtest explained how big of a difference the numbers can make:
From a dismal 2.71 Mbps average download speed over Atlanta’s Wi-Fi to Denver’s average of 61.74, you could be facing the difference between an audio-only experience and actually being able to distract your weary travel companions with an HD movie.
Head to the full post at the link below. It also includes data on the fastest carriers.