Off to the Wi-Fi Races
If youre pouring coffee, serving food, or running a store in today's world, you can't be a Wi-Fi dead zone. For stores and restaurants in the U.S. and around the world, offering free Wi-Fi is just good business — but not all Wi-Fi is created equal. PCMag recently conducted a study that reveals which places offer the best, fastest, and most reliable free Wi-Fi across the country. The tests were conducted by real-life customers in the field. "We took a look at thousands of tests connected by our partners at Speedtest.net, run by ordinary shoppers all around the country through the Speedtest app on their phones," says Sascha Segan, PCMag's lead mobile analyst. Keep in mind that free Wi-Fi lets customers stay connected to the store’s apps and coupons — and lets the store snoop on customers’ browsing and shopping habits. It's up to you to take precautions as you nibble on that scone you just posted to Instagram. Use a VPN service to keep data private.