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Is getting wired no longer enough?

Related to the previous post by Adrian, is Intel's list of the most "unwired" cities in America:

    Seattle is now the most unwired city in America, according to Intel Corporation's third annual "Most Unwired Cities" survey ...

    This year's survey sheds more light on what previous Intel Unwired Cities surveys were indicating - that connecting to wireless Internet access points with laptop PCs and other wireless-enabled devices in public places is becoming part of everyday life in America ...

    Following the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett-Tacoma, Wash. area on the list of top 10 unwired regions are San Francisco-San Jose-Oakland, Calif. (No. 2); Austin, Texas (No. 3); Portland, Ore.-Vancouver, Wash. (No. 4); Toledo, Ohio (No. 5); Atlanta (No. 6); Denver (N o. 7); Raleigh-Durham, N.C. (No. 8); Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn. (No. 9) and Orange County, Calif. (No.10).

Here's the press release and here's the complete list.

I bet plenty of local leaders are already waving this list around, going on and on about how important it is to move up it. Meanwhile their schools are probably awful, traffic congestion is probably mounting, infrastructure is probably crumbling, etc ...

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