With more than 500 million Internet connected devices in use, connected devices now outnumber the total number of people in the U.S. Worldwide, some experts are predicting that the number of connected devices will exceed 50 billion by 2020.
Powering those devices not only requires plenty of electricity, but robust and plentiful Internet connections that satisfy our appetite for constant connectivity. Whether at home, on a street corner, riding public transportation, sitting in a coffee shop or out shopping, Americans are demanding high-speed and powerful Internet connections that are readily available.
The cable broadband industry is tackling this challenge through a “Cable WiFi” consortium offering access to over 200,000 Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide. These outside-the-home locations provide consumers with access to high-speed connections on smartphones, tablets, and laptops in thousands of locations.
Today, Wi-Fi networks carry more Internet traffic to consumer devices than wireless and wired connections combined. And as more hotspots are turned on and more devices hit the market, Wi-Fi networks will only carry more traffic.
Being connected to reliable Internet on the go has become not only a convenience but a necessity. The Internet of Things, or the connection of all devices and gadgets to the Internet, is changing many aspects of our lives, making Wi-Fi that much more important. By firing up 200,000 Wi-Fi hotspots, cable broadband providers are enabling the Internet to be the “anytime anywhere” experience that consumers crave.
Learn more about Cable Wi-Fi hotspots at www.cablewifi.com.