The report says 4.3 million Britons use their neighbours' Wi-Fi
According to a report published by Konnect, a French satellite broadband service provider, 4.3 million Britons will rub their neighbours' WIFI. The average time spent trolling was 52 days, with 5 percent spending more than a year trolling. Reasons for mooching include losing your connection or saving money.
Konnect also found that people in the UK are not limited to their neighbours. One respondent reported going to a McDonald's to download a TV show over WIFI, while another reported surfing the Internet 60 miles away.
The reasons britons use the Internet include losing their connection or trying to save money
James Middot, Konnect's global marketing director; James Soames, chief executive of The UK Internet Service, said there were still millions of UK homes without a reliable connection this year and that access to the Internet played a big part in people's lives, which was why some people were using "extreme measures" to get online.
Of the 4.3 million Britons who have fiddled with their neighbour's WIFI, 1.6 million have saved the password given by their neighbour, while 2.7 million have fiddled by guessing their neighbour's WIFI password. 33 per cent 'nailed' their neighbour's WIFI password within half an hour and 18 per cent took more than two hours.
Fifty-five percent cited "irritating" and "unreliable" Internet connections, 10 percent cited the need to shop online and 7 percent cited online dating.
The research found that the average Briton would tolerate being disconnected for three hours and 35 minutes. Only 25 per cent of Britons believe their neighbour has never scratched their net. (Writer/Shuangye)
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