London trounces rest of world in quest for WiFi dominance

Laura June Dziuban
L. Dziuban|10.29.08

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Laura June Dziuban
October 29th, 2008
In this article: encryption, london, networks, rsa, wifi, wireless
London trounces rest of world in quest for WiFi dominance

Nothing like a hot stack of stats to spice up the oft-debated, nary settled question: who has the best WiFi access? Well, London continues to be the world capital of WiFi with 12,276 access points, according to the freshest installment of the annual Wireless Security Survey conducted by RSA, beating New York City by roughly 3,000. Paris rules the year-over-year increase category, however, with a shocking 543 percent gain over last year, while London and New York saw much slower increases. NYC did manage to capture the top spot in the coveted 'corporate encryption' category, with about 97 percent of corporate access points now employing some type of encryption, while about 20 percent of London's business access points remain totally, completely, shamefully unprotected. We understand that upon hearing the news, Queen Elizabeth promptly ordered a pallet of routers with built-in firewalls for all of Buckingham Palace.

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