Just in time for all those flights to Cisco Live or airline travel for a summer holiday, we surveyed Human Infrastructure readers about their use of airplane Wi-Fi.
Sixty-one people responded. The bottom line? It’s not pretty.
Only two respondents who use it say it’s good–a paltry 3% of the total people surveyed. Another fourteen people (or 25% of respondents) use it, but agree that it sucks.
Eighteen people (28%) rarely venture to connect. And twenty-seven respondents (44%) don’t even bother.
I know it sounds a little spoiled to complain about wireless Internet while shooting through the sky at 600 m.p.h. in an aluminum tube, but still—if you’re going to charge someone for something, you kinda expect it to work.
And quality Wi-Fi would be good for the airlines. As passengers get more restive about being crammed into packed flights, one way to keep us docile would be to provide fast, uninterrupted access to the sweet oblivion of the Internet.