Here are 13 Interesting Facts About Wi-Fi

1-5 Interesting Facts About Wi-Fi

1. Marriott was fined $600,000 by the FCC in 2014 for blocking customers’ personal Wi-Fi so customers were forced to pay for the internet. – Source

2. There is a statue of Nikola Tesla in Silicon Valley that radiates free Wi-Fi. – Source

3. In Mexico City people were offered free Wi-Fi in exchange for picking up dog droppings and weighing them, thus measuring the amount of free Wi-Fi given, in an attempt to clean up the city from dog poo. – Source

4. Wi-Fi was developed by using technology from a failed experiment attempting to detect mini black holes. – Source

5. Wi-Fi doesn’t stand for anything; it’s a made-up word. “IEEE 802.11′ didn’t have much of a ring to it, and the industry association wanted a catchy name. They came up with Wi-Fi, and that’s what’s been used ever since.” – Source

6-10 Interesting Facts About Wi-Fi

6. Wi-Fi at 5GHz is faster but has a shorter range. Wi-Fi at 2.4GHz covers a farther range but is slower. – Source

7. Estonia has Wi-Fi almost everywhere, even in remote places. – Source

8. Wi-Fi uses the exact same frequency as a microwave oven. It cannot be used for long-range applications since it gets absorbed by humidity. – Source

9. MDIF, a New York-based non-profit organization, is planning to beam free Wi-Fi to the entire world from space. – Source

10. In 2003, Niue (an island country in association with New Zealand) became the first country to provide free Wi-Fi to all Niue residents, tourists, government offices, and business travelers. – Source

11-13 Interesting Facts About Wi-Fi

11. Microsoft attempted to create a Wi-Fi enabled portable toilet. – Source

12. A Woman with ‘Wi-Fi allergy’ sleeps in a $500 copper sleeping bag. – Source

13. Microsoft turned Forbes magazines into Wi-Fi hot spots. – Source

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Last Update: October 24, 2020