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Wi-Fi hotspot speeds are still faster than 4G in the U.S., but that could soon change

While the typical smartphone user connects to a free Wi-Fi hotspot at 8.77 Mbps, he or she sees only 6.52 Mbps on an LTE link and just 4.31 Mbps on an HSPA+ link, according to OpenSignal’s data, […] That’s probably not a big shock to many of you. More bandwidth is often one of the main reasons we switch from LTE to Wi-Fi when it’s available, but the U.S. is actually an exception among countries with developed 4G infrastructures. In places like Sweden, Australia, Korea, Japan and the U.K., LTE connections routinely outpace public Wi-Fi networks. – Kevin Fitchard,Gigaom