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Friday, January 23, 2009

Florida and California claim many top cities in Forbes Most Wired

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If you're next trip includes a stop in Seattle, Orlando or any of California's largest cities, you won't have to worry about finding a Wi-Fi connection.
Forbes just published its list of the Top 30 Most Wired Cities from its two-year study which factored the percentage of Internet users with a high-speed connection , the number of companies providing high speed Internet and the number of public Wi-Fi hotspots.

Two of the top-10 largest cities, Chicago and Philadelphia, didn't crack the top-15 most wired. The Windy City was No. 21 and The City of Brotherly Love ranked No. 27.

California had San Francisco (11) San Diego (12) Los Angeles (13) and Sacramento (19). Florida had three cities, including two in the top-10: Orlando (3) Miami (6), with Tampa at (16). Ohio also had three cities, but they were in the third tier:Cleveland (26) Cincinnati (28) and Columbus (30).

Seattle's rank comes as no surprise, considering it's home to Microsoft and Amazon, and its reputation as one of America's most technologically advanced cities. I was surprised to see Honolulu on the list, but I guess it confirms that we always want to remain connected; whether it's in our home or in the middle a tropical paradise.

Here is the complete list:

  1. Seattle
  2. Atlanta
  3. Washington D.C.
  4. Orlando
  5. Boston
  6. Miami
  7. Minneapolis
  8. Denver
  9. New York
  10. Baltimore
  11. San Francisco
  12. San Diego
  13. LA
  14. Portland
  15. Raleigh
  16. Tampa
  17. Phoenix
  18. New Orleans
  19. Sacramento
  20. Charlotte
  21. Chicago
  22. Nashville
  23. Milwaukee
  24. Pittsburgh
  25. Honolulu
  26. Cleveland
  27. Philadelphia
  28. Cincinnati
  29. Columbus, Oh
  30. Austin

By Matt O'Hern at 11:41 AM | Comments (0)

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