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Wi-Fi: How Broadband Households Experience the Internet

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Wi-Fi: How Broadband Households Experience the Internet

It's hard to think back to what life was like without Wi-Fi. Everyday, Americans visit coffee shops, libraries, friends' homes, they sit in airport lounges and train stations and even in their own homes and businesses and Wi-Fi is the technology that keeps them all connected. Business goes on, personal connections stay strong, and news travels fast, as Wi-Fi keeps people up to date and empowers internet users wherever they are. 

In the first quarter of last year, 89 percent of U.S. households with broadband used Wi-Fi to connect to the internet. In each household, consumers connect nearly 15 devices to the internet—1.4 billion connected devices in all, most of which rely on Wi-Fi. The latest traffic forecasts predict that Wi-Fi will carry 34 exabytes of data per month by 2021, more than triple the amount it carried in 2016. The stats say it all--people are choosing Wi-Fi to connect and go about their digital lifestyles, and use will only continue to grow exponentially from here.  

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