Seattle has now taken the crown of fastest airport Wi-Fi in North America from Denver, a strong contender that had held the title for two years running.
Seattle’s also faster than Ookla other global winners from last year including Gold Coast Airport in Australia, Congonhas-São Paulo Airport in Brazil, Dubai International, Seoul Incheon International Airport in South Korea, Sheremetyevo International Airport in Russia and Mohammed V International Airport in Morocco.
The world’s busiest airport—and Delta’s largest hub—Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta saw the largest one-year improvement in speed, jumping to 59.6 Mbps from 2.7 Mbps, according to the survey data.
LaGuardia fared the best of the three major New York-area airports, clocking a speed of 28.5 Mbps airport Wi-Fi, good enough for 10th place on the list.
One interesting note about Denver’s Wi-Fi setup is that they appear to have separate SSIDs set up for 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz connections.
Third place Calgary had the fastest Wi-Fi download speed of any of the airports Ookla looked at in Canada.
There are far too many airports on this list with a mean download of less than 10 Mbps.
In Atlanta, mean download speed over Hartsfield-Jackson’s free public Wi-Fi jumped over 2,124% since last year, despite being out of commission for 10 days after a cyber attack.
Also there were far too many airports that saw declines in Wi-Fi speeds including: Detroit (58.9% decrease), Miami (27.1% decline) and Dallas Fort Worth (25.6% decline).