Broadcom Puffs Chest as Study Shows 30 Percent of Americans are Totally Addicted to Wi-Fi

9

Comments

+ Add a Comment
avatar

aarcane

The problem isn't that people necessarily need wifi. It's that they feel the need to connect to the internet, and Wifi is the only way they know how to accomplish this.
If cellular carriers weren't trying to drive their customers away by overpricing and double-dipping, there would be much less market for "free" or cheap Wifi access.

avatar

jgregory1

goodtime: I'm thinking most of these people don't have a life.

avatar

goodtime

I'm thinking most of these people don't have their own connection at home or anything like that.

avatar

vrmlbasic

"We need to have an alternative to these expensive data plans. Even 2G speeds would be great."

Yes to the first part, hell no to the second. 3g is absurdly slow, and I've seen what happens when you exceed your data cap on T-Mobile and they reduce you to sub-3g "edge" speed; you're getting beat in speed by a 56k modem at that point.

avatar

xmichaelx

I'd love to see these same people asked what WiFi is. I guarantee that the average person at Starbucks can't tell me whether they're using Sbux WiFi or their own 4G (or whatever) connection.

avatar

wolfing

couldn't care less, but guess for the myriads of people addicted to Facebook/Twitter, they are slaves to connectivity everywhere they go

avatar

Morete

Wi-Fi is less expensive than data plans. I hope that open access Wi-Fi becomes more available throughout the U.S. We need to have an alternative to these expensive data plans. Even 2G speeds would be great.

avatar

iheartpcs

These people never hear of a mobile stick? Or cell phone tethering?

Relying on wifi is not a good way to stay connected.

avatar

jnite

I have to have wifi at home due to not being close to the modem but that's it. Don't really get the heavy dependence on it outside the home.

Log in to MaximumPC directly or log in using Facebook

Forgot your username or password?
Click here for help.

Login with Facebook
Log in using Facebook to share comments and articles easily with your Facebook feed.