Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The End of Terrible Wi-Fi Is Near

How many times have you heard someone say the "end of terrible wi-fi is near" in the past decade? Hopefully this time it is true and all of our wireless woes come to an end...but I doubt it.

Wi-Fi routers are an essential, but unloved, piece of the equation. Most people stick with whatever their internet provider gives them, and it’s usually not very good. Subpar equipment contributes to customers’ dissatisfaction with internet companies, said John Kendall, an analyst for market researcher IHS Markit Ltd. “If your Netflix isn’t working, you’re not calling Netflix,” he said. “You’re calling your service provider.”