A new survey of Wi-Fi speeds at 185 airports around the world finds that the fastest downloads for travelers are in Southeast Asia and in the southern U.S., with Europe falling behind.
The survey, conducted by the “tech watchdog” website Rotten WiFi and based on actual traveler experiences, concluded that the fastest Wi-Fi download speed was at Bangkok‘s Don Mueang International Airport, with an average of 42.22 Mbps (megabits per second).
Ranking second in the download race was an airport you might not expect: Bill and Hilary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock, Arkansas, with an average speed of 36.23 Mbps.
The list of the top 20 airports included several others in Thailand — Chiang Mai International (32.80 Mbps), Hat Yai International (32.08), Chiang Rai International (29.05), Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (27.11), Phuket International (20.11) and Samui International (18.97).
Kuala Lumpur International in Malaysia was third on the worldwide list, with average downloads of 34.54 Mbps, while Chattanooga, Tennessee‘s airport was fourth (34.19) and Houston Bush Intercontinental ranked sixth at 32.70.
Singapore Changi came in at 13th place with average downloads of 18.30 Mbps, followed by New York JFK at 17.96, Rotten WiFi said. The only European airport to crack the top 10 was Tallinn, Estonia in tenth place (23.96). Munich and Frankfurt finished 18th and 19th respectively (14.08 and 13.75).
Here’s a graphic of the global results:
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