America’s most wired cities

Admit it, you were guessing San Francisco. So was I. Every time I go to San Francisco, it seems that everyone–at home, in parks or cafes–is always online.

Wrong. According to the list, the most wired city in the US is Atlanta, GA. Their rankings factored in the percentage of Internet users with high-speed access, the range of service providers within a city and the availability of public wireless hot spots. Atlanta ranked highest in broadband access options, third in Wi-Fi access points and ninth in broadband adoption: In June, more than 80% of the city’s home Internet users accessed the Web via a high-speed connection.

  1. Atlanta
  2. Orlando
  3. Seattle
  4. San Francisco
  5. Raleigh
  6. Miami
  7. Tampa (tie)
  8. San Diego (tie)
  9. Phoenix (tie)
  10. Charlotte

There you have it. New York is not even on the list.