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.

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Published Wed, Dec 2 2015 10:33 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:02 PM CST

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.

Ofcom says that Christmas lights may slow your Wi-Fi | TweakTown.com

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.

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