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Report: Coastal Big Cities Have Most Connected Homes

1 Oct, 2008 By: Chris Tribbey

Big cities on the coasts — San Francisco, Miami and Los Angeles — are home to the nation’s most Internet-connected homes, according to research from MultiMedia Intelligence.

“Our research identified significant variations among major metropolitan areas,” said MultiMedia president Mark Kirstein. “San Francisco has the highest household home networking adoption rate of 28% …

“In contrast, San Antonio, Chicago and Cleveland … have among the lowest home networking adoption. This reflects, in part, the varying regional demographics.”

Household income has a lot to do with it: Those making more than $250,000 fall in the connected category 40% of the time, compared to just 7% with incomes under $25,000.
Perhaps surprisingly, homes where the head of household is between ages 60 and 69 are seeing the fastest growth in home connectivity.

After San Francisco, Miami and Los Angeles, Dallas, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, New York, Atlanta, Houston and Boston were the top cities in the survey.

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