Wi-Fi Survey: Most Users Satisfied With Current Speed, But There’s Room to Improve

A faster version of Wi-Fi was approved by the Wi-Fi Alliance earlier this week, and more devices that work with this faster version are expected to be available shortly. Wi-Fi is already a very popular way for Americans to connect to the internet. How many users are happy with the current speed of their Wi-Fi? And how many use it regularly?

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Wi-Fi Users

In Ask Your Target Market’s latest survey, 60% of respondents said they use Wi-Fi every day. 6% said they use it a few times per week. 4% use it about once per week. 2% use it a few times per month. 10% said they rarely use Wi-Fi. And 18% said they never use Wi-Fi.

Wi-Fi Speed

In general, 34% of respondents said they are very satisfied with the speed of their current Wi-Fi. 51% said they are somewhat satisfied. 12% said they are somewhat unsatisfied. And 3% said that they are very unsatisfied with the speed of their current Wi-Fi.

There are plenty of factors and activities that can slow down Wi-Fi connections significantly. 53% said that they stream movies or TV shows using Wi-Fi. 51% said they upload or share photos using Wi-Fi. 45% said they stream music. 37% said they download large files. And 24% said they don’t do any activities that may slow down their Wi-Fi. Those who don’t do any of the above activities were actually 10% less likely to say they are very satisfied with their current Wi-Fi speed, but 9% more likely to say they are somewhat satisfied.

Wi-Fi Devices

Mobile devices like phones and tablets have become much more popular in recent years, which is part of the reason Wi-Fi use is increasing. 42% of Wi-Fi users said that they use Wi-Fi on their mobile devices every day. 13% said they use it a few times per week. 7% said they use it about once per week. Another 7% said they use it a few times per month. 15% said that they rarely use Wi-Fi on mobile devices. And 16% said they never use Wi-Fi on mobile devices.

Overall, 64% of respondents said that the amount of Wi-Fi enabled devices in their home has increased over the past 5 years. Just 9% said it has decreased. And 28% said they have the same number of Wi-Fi enabled devices in their home as they did 5 years ago.

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: Looking for 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 June 26 via AYTM’s online survey panel.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Anne Pilon
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.