Orlando is the #5 Most Wired American City

Check us out, Orlando is determined by Forbes magazine to be the #5 most wired city in the U.S. (actually, we tied for #5 with Baltimore.) This is based on a combination of broadband adoption, wireless hotspots and range of service providers. Interestingly, Atlanta, another southern berg tops the list at #1.

Based on this list we beat out famous mega-metros such as NYC, Chicago, Washington DC, and Boston. I imagine the tourism industry with WiFi at hotels and conference rooms flooding the air had something to do with the results. I wonder if the cancellation of the downtown WiFi project was taken into account or the survey was done previous to this announcement. Maybe this is a good notice for the city government to understand that hey, people want this stuff!


2 Comments so far

  1. Terry Howard (unregistered) on January 21st, 2008 @ 9:22 pm

    Forbes, guys… you couldn’t dig up a skyline shot of Orlando for your “list in pictures” slideshow? Everyone else, including Tampa, has photos, we get some stock art shot of a pushpin in a map that says Orlando. The picture accompanying this article was a freebie from Stock XChange, it was on the 2nd page of results for “Orlando”, right after the lame one you went with! Hey, we’re #5, don’t we deserve a little more effort than that? :)

  2. Matt (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2008 @ 2:33 pm

    And ya know what? It’s not a half-bad looking skyline, at that.

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