Half of online Americans have used WiFi hotspots, 20% use them frequently

According to the Q2 2005 In-Stat Hotspot End-User Survey, nearly half of the 579 respondents use or have used hotspot services. Furthermore, 20% of respondents use these services frequently. While still slightly over half of the market has not used hotspots in the past, all respondents at least might consider using the service, with 17% indicating strong intent to do so. Nearly two-thirds of survey respondents that have used hotspots indicated plans to use the services more in the future. While 20% anticipated using the service at about the same level as they currently do, only 2% had plans to use the service less. While usage is expected to grow, it is possible that some of this growth in usage will be in the free access venues that are appearing, rather in the for fee locations.