Wired City, by the Numbers
Gus Delaporte July 24, 2013, 8 a.m.
Last week, The Commercial Observer launched its latest blog, Wired City, which focuses on one of outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s signature initiatives, expanding the availability of advanced communications in Manhattan’s estimated 400 million square feet of commercial property. Despite the advantages of fiber technology—it boasts speeds up to 150 Mbps—a mere 5 percent of the city’s building’s are wired for fiber, and New York ranks just 10th in worldwide connectivity speeds, behind smaller U.S. cities in Tennessee and Virginia.
Below, a few key statistics on advanced connectivity.