So, for the past few days, I've tested various free wifi hotspots around my area. Here are my results: Starbucks* - Download Speed: 0.42Mbps Upload Speed: 0.28Mbps McDonalds* - Download Speed: 0.27Mbps Upload Speed: 0.05Mbps Panera Bread Co. - Download Speed - 0.92Mbps Upload Speed - 0.48Mbps * - I tested two different locations for these companies. The numbers presented are their averages. So, in comparison to normal secured residential and business wifi connections which run incredibly faster than any of the above (with average upload speeds between 300-600Kbps), why even bother spending the money to supply a business with and advertise for "free wifi". Something is better than nothing, right? Wrong. Something, in this case, equals nothing. Consider this: At McDonald's, where the internet is the slowest, it would take at least over 17 hours to upload a 754MB video to YouTube. Trust me, I've tried. No one is obviously willing to sit in a McDonald's for 17+ hours for a video. So, why do companies even bother with hosting wifi services if the said services are not capable of doing even the most simplest multimedia tasks? Shouldn't this be false advertising to some degree? I'd think so.