Hot Spots Blooming All Over the Globe

 
 
By Carmen Nobel  |  Posted 2006-01-30 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The number of worldwide Wi-Fi hot spots has surpassed the 100,000 mark, according to the latest numbers from JiWire, which specializes in hot-spot tracking.

The number of worldwide Wi-Fi hot spots has surpassed the 100,000 mark, according to the latest numbers from JiWire, which specializes in hot-spot tracking.

According to JiWire, Seoul, South Korea, tops the list of the most Wi-Fi-friendly cities with 2,056 hot spots, followed by Tokyo (1,802) and London (1,627). San Francisco, New York and Chicago offer the most hot spots domestically, with 801, 643 and 501, respectively.

The majority of hot spots require a fee; 92,237 hot spots charge for the service, while only 8,118 are free.

JiWire defines a hot spot as a physical address where people can connect to a public wireless network, and by public the company means deliberately public. Your upstairs neighbor who didnt bother to encrypt his home network doesnt count.

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