Why are Wi-Fi hotspots so slow?

Episode 1042 (2:26:27)

Ben from Ontario, CA

Ben is listing a bunch of things on eBay to sell and in the early morning he has Wi-Fi hotspots all to himself. But by 10am he can't get on. Leo says it's just network congestion. Hotspots only have so much bandwidth and if it's standing room only and everyone is using it, it slows to a crawl. He should try a different coffee shop.