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San Francisco Bay Area top of Intel's 'Most Unwired Cities' survey
Posted on 8-Apr-2004 19:18 | Filed under: News


San Francisco Bay Area top of Intel's 'Most Unwired Cities' survey
The most unwired city in America is the San Francisco Bay Area, leapfrogging ahead of last year's top unwired region Portland, Ore. (No. 5), and staying ahead of Los Angeles (No. 23) and New York (No. 24), according to Intel's 2nd annual "Most Unwired Cities" survey released today.

The San Francisco Bay Area Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is the No. 1 market for wireless Internet accessibility in the United States. From Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco to San Jose's San Pedro Square to Oakland's Jack London Square, Bay Area residents have greater freedom to communicate, be productive, and entertained with notebooks PCs and wireless Internet connections.

Survey findings for the "Most Unwired Cities" are based on the number of commercial and public wireless access points (hotspots), local wireless networks, wireless email devices, and Internet penetration. MSAs were compiled from a United States Census Bureau listing and then reduced to the 100 largest MSAs based on population. The data was also calculated at the per-capita level to determine how many people share hotspots within a given city or region.

The "Most Unwired College Campuses" survey findings are based on the number of hotspots, the number of undergraduates, number of computers, the computer to student ratio and the percentage of each college campus that is covered by wireless technology.

The "Most Unwired Airports" survey findings are based on the number of commercial hotspot locations and the number of scheduled flights at each airport.

Following the San Francisco Bay Area on the list of top 10 unwired regions is Orange County, Calif.; Washington, D.C.; Austin, Texas; Portland, Ore; Seattle; Bergen, N.J.; Middlesex, N.J.; San Diego and Denver. The company published a complete list of "Most Unwired Cities".

"It is increasingly clear that computing without wires is more than a trend - it's the next wave in communications," said Sean Maloney, Intel executive vice president and general manager of the Intel Communications Group. "Intel is committed to developing wireless broadband technologies to help fuel Internet growth worldwide."

As the desire for an unwired computing lifestyle continues to catch hold, the number of wireless Internet access "hotspots" is also on the rise. They're popping up in locations such as truck stops, RV parks and malls. Hotspots are areas where people can access the Internet at high speeds by connecting to a Wi-Fi - short for wireless fidelity - local network with their notebook PCs, PDAs and other communication devices without the constraint of a traditional wired connection.

Intel's "Most Unwired Cities" survey was conducted by Bert Sperling, a researcher who specializes in collecting and analyzing data for the nationally known "Best Places" surveys.

Local businesses, cafes and public parks aren't the only places unwiring. The survey also looked at U.S. college campuses as well as airports for wireless Internet accessibility.

According to Intel's "Most Unwired College Campuses" survey, Indiana University (Bloomington, Ind.) holds the top spot for unwiring its student body. Purdue University (West Lafayette, Ind.); the University of Texas at Austin; Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland); and Dartmouth College (Hanover, N.H.) round out the top five unwired campuses.

While wireless Internet accessibility is on the rise on campuses, it's soaring to new heights at airports. The "Most Unwired Airports" survey examines airports in the United States for wireless Internet accessibility. The survey revealed that Dallas-Fort Worth International is the No. 1 hub for travelers to stay connected while on the move.

Following Dallas-Forth Worth International on the "Most Unwired Airports" list are LaGuardia International (New York); Atlanta Hartsfield International; Chicago O'Hare International and Baltimore-Washington International airport.



More information: http://www.intel.com/go/unwiredcities...
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