Montreal airport has the worst WiFi in North America

Jun 14 2018, 1:14 pm

Of the busiest airports in the United States and Canada, Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport has the slowest WiFi of all of them.


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SpeedTest, a global leader in internet performance testing and metrics, tested out the free Wi-Fi speeds in North America’s busiest airports from January through April of this year.

Airport’s WiFi speeds were tested based on download and upload Mbps (megabits per second) which is a file’s rate of transfer to and from a computer. It is the standard unit of measurment for WiFi connection speed.

The Seattle-Tacoma International airport was ranked as the top average download speed at 103 Mbps and an upload of 155.93 Mbps.

Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport, however, was not very impressive. We finished at the bottom of the 24 busiest airports tested with an average download speed of 6.41 Mbps.



We might as well be using Napster on dial-up in the 90s.

Toronto’s Pearson International airport was right above us in the basement of the rankings and thankfully, Calgary and Vancouver International airports brought Canada some WiFi love by ranking 3rd and 7th respectively.

On a positive note, Montreal had one of the most improved WiFi speeds from SpeedTest’s 2017 rankings as we tripled last year by increasing from 1.92 Mbps.

Free Wi-Fi is great, but bad free WiFi is very frustrating.

For all you travellers reading this at an airport, here’s hoping this article downloads before next year’s results are in.

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