The problems with your internet are, everyone knows, arcane and demanding. Do you have thick walls? Is your provider throttling your speeds? Maybe your router just doesn’t look evil enough? These are all potential difficulties, but here’s one you might not have heard of before: Christmas lights. According to advice from British telecoms watchdog Ofcom, electrical interference from your festive decorations could tangling be up your Wi-Fi. This is a seasonal issue, with ISPs receiving a spike in complaints during the holiday period, and blinking lights are apparently the worst offenders.
via The Verge