September 7, 1998
Wellington the most wired
By MALCOLM MCDONALD
IT'S OFFICIAL, Wellington is the most wired city in the most
wired country on earth. At least it was in January this year.
According to the January survey by United States-based Network
Wizards, New Zealand boasts 4702 Internet-connected computers
per 100,000 people - more than any other country.
And New Zealand Internet Institute director Howard Frederick
told a presentation in Wellington last week that the figures
for Wellington are higher than the New Zealand figures.
This makes Wellington the world's most networked city, he says.
By comparison, Silicon Valley, the headquarters of highly-valued
Internet stocks, numbers only 3555 hosts per 100,000 people.
After New Zealand come Sweden, Australia, Denmark, Canada Netherlands,
Britain, Switzerland, Germany, Japan, Italy and the United
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