58% of online Americans use WiFi only if it is free

JupiterResearch announced that the adoption of public Wi-Fi by the online population grew from 14% to 20% or 43% between 2004 and 2005. 58% of online public Wi-Fi users use hotspots only when they are free. Ahead of cost, lack of user need and equipment are the top two inhibitors to adoption for consumers who do not use hotspots.