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Ofcom says that Christmas lights may slow your Wi-Fi

British company Ofcom notes massive spike in user complaints due to Christmas lights affecting Wi-Fi signals and speeds
By: Chris Smith | Networking News | Posted: Dec 3, 2015 4:33 am

If you're planning to get into the 'festive spirit' this holiday season, British telecommunications company Ofcom says that you should also be aware of possible home networking issues surrounding this trend.

 

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Ofcom claims that electrical interference created by 'fairy lights', or other powered Christmas decorations, are an often-reported issue over the holiday season, with users unaware of how these products may have effect on their signals and speeds.

 

While this issue can occur year-round, it has been noted that the holiday season sees a massive spike in consumer related complaints, often pointed towards Christmas decorations. So when you're hanging lights this year, try to dangle them away from the antennae.

NEWS SOURCES:Gizmodo.com.au, Consumers.ofcom.org.uk

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