You may think that in this age where everyone is connected digitally all over the globe, Internet access has become common everywhere. But that's a misconception. Although we are living in a rapidly evolving digital world, there are still countries that don't have good public wi-fi access, if we keep aside personal wi-fi connection facilities.
But what's so essential about public wi-fi anyway? You can have your own Internet connection devices on the go, but that won't be enough to keep you connected everywhere. Suppose you are travelling to another country, so your device will most probably not work there.
In such cases, public wi-fi can offer you a cheap alternative. It will be cheaper than getting a new connection in a new country with you most probably not even knowing if the device would work correctly. However, not every country provides good public wi-fi. And even if it does, you have to sift through the spots to know which spots are the best for fast and safe Internet connectivity.
Another option is to use mobile broadband services. You may get a new SIM or there are other alternatives if your SIM provider has a partner abroad. But that can be an expensive option too, not to mention that its speed will also be much slower than that of a wi-fi connection. Keeping that in mind, the infographic below features a list of the best and worst wi-fi countries, along with a few statistics of worldwide public wi-fi hotspots.
Infographic by: Ooma