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Here Are the Airports With the Best and Worst Wi-Fi

What makes an hour-long TSA line even worse? Slow airport Wi-Fi.

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Aside from lost luggage and long TSA lines, slow Wi-Fi can be one of the most frustrating things while traveling.

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Speedtest has discovered the top airports in North America with the fastest and slowest internet speeds. Using data from March to May 2017, Speedtest examined airport-sponsored Wi-Fi at 30 airports across the continent.

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Denver takes the cake as the airport with the fastest Wi-Fi, while Vancouver and Philadelphia follow closely behind. Each airport is rated on its download and upload agility, and the data found that for a majority of the time, uploading seems to be much quicker than downloading except for in Denver. At Denver, travelers can download and upload with little trouble -- in fact, this airport has the fastest Wi-Fi on the planet, according to Speedtest. It even got a 27 percent boost since the firm last tested it in January.

If you’re traveling through Montreal, Atlanta or Toronto, don’t expect to get any work done -- these airports came in last and have some of the slowest Wi-Fi speeds of all 30 travel hubs.  

Overall, though, you’ll be happy to know that internet speeds are getting faster every day -- even at airports. But don’t leave it up to luck. Instead, check out these airports with the fastest and slowest Wi-Fi service in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Central America.

Related: 8 Rule-Bending Travel Hacks That Help You Fly Like a Boss

Major airports with the fastest Wi-Fi:

  1. Denver (DEN)

  2. Vancouver (YVR)

  3. Philadelphia (PHL)

  4. San Francisco (SFO)

  5. Seattle (SEA)

Major airports with the slowest Wi-Fi:

  1. Montreal (YUL)

  2. Atlanta (ATL)

  3. Toronto (YYZ)

  4. Minneapolis (MSP)

  5. Orlando (MCO)

*The numbers exclude airports that do not have existing Wi-Fi.

Rose Leadem

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Rose Leadem is a freelance writer for Entrepreneur.com.