So I travel ALOT! I mean 3 or 4 times a month. Now I understand that at any given time, there can be 30-150 people on a Hotels WiFi, depending on where you are.
How is it, that If I am on a Cell tower "And I could be wrong about the numbers, but I assume more than the total number of people staying at a hotel or even 5 hotels in that area!!!???" getting one bar of 4G or 3G I am still able to maintain 3 to 4mbs Down on my Smartphone, yet a Hotel's WiFi, I can't even get 200kbps? Even on their in room wired connections?
Ok, Free WiFi yes I know, nothing comes good for free, but some of these hotels charge a rate of $10 for their "Premium" Service, and even that only gets you maybe 1Mb Down/500 kbps Up. To me, charging an extra $3 to $5 dollars a night for a hotel to get decent internet doesn't seem like a bad trade off. That being Said I might as well pay an extra $50 bucks a month a share my data from my phone. Its 2012 people almost 2013, this to me, well IMO anyways should NOT BE AN ISSUE!
The question has been closed for the following reason "Question is off-topic or not relevant - Not a question" by Tim Fontana Oct 19 '12 at 11:42
Cellular towers have a giant bandwidth pipe that can support a large number of users downloading simultaneously. This pipe can support a HUGE amount of data. They're designed to meet the demands of thousands of users.
Hotels on the other hand usually use a much slower connection. Even a 20 MB connection could feel really slow if a handful of users are browsingYouTube or Netflix. Hotels have to support a large number of users that are all chocking the network. A lot of hotels won't bother to install the proper infrastructure to give everyone in the hotel a strong connection.
answered Oct 19 '12 at 17:58