Wi-Fi Speed Survey: Users Increasing But Happy With Current Speeds

New technology is in the works to help increase wi-fi speeds in homes and public spaces where more than one device is used at a time. Wi-fi speed has become especially relevant since mobile devices have increased among consumers who then constantly use wi-fi in a variety of places. So how do people feel about current wi-fi speeds and how many people could this change affect?


Wi-Fi Use

In Ask Your Target Market’s latest survey, 72% of respondents said they use wi-fi every day. Just 19% use it less often than that. And 9% said they don’t use wi-fi at all. 28% of wi-fi users said they tend to use wi-fi in public places all or most of the time. And 43% of users said they use mobile devices to connect to wi-fi all or most of the time. The amount of wi-fi users has increased in recent years. In a June 2013 survey, just 60% of respondents said they used wi-fi daily.

Wi-Fi Speed

In general, 35% of respondents said they are very satisfied with the speed of their current wi-fi. 51% said they are somewhat satisfied with their wi-fi speed. 10% said they are somewhat unsatisfied. And just 3% are very unsatisfied. Respondents who use wi-fi in public or on mobile devices were 5% more likely to be satisfied with wi-fi speeds.

Heavy Use

There are several activities people can do using wi-fi that tend to slow connections down more. 49% of respondents said that they use their wi-fi connection to stream movies and TV shows. 46% use wi-fi to stream music. 45% upload or share photos. And 33% download large files using their wi-fi connection. People who do these activities were actually more likely to be satisfied with their wi-fi speeds.

You can view the complete survey results in the widget below and be sure to click “Open Full Report” to take advantage of all the chart and filter options.

Photo Credit: wifi from Flickr

What do you want to know? If you need some consumer insights on a particular topic, let us know in the comments below and we’ll consider it for an upcoming survey post.

Results were collected on April 8 via AYTM’s online survey panel.

Anne Pilon brings 3 years experience to AYTM as a blogger and journalist. She has a degree in journalism and marketing communications from Columbia College in Chicago and enjoys writing about business, marketing, social media, and art.