4

Miami Is the Wireless-Savviest City in America

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.

Miami has no use for your antiquated wires. According to a survey of small-business owners and employees conducted by AT&T, Miami is the wireless-savviest business market in America. It shouldn't really come as a surprise that Miamians are addicted to their cell phones and other Wi-Fi devices, though.

According to BizJournals.com, the survey was conducted only in 12 cities, but Miami came out on top. More respondents said they couldn't stay afloat or do business in Miami without wireless technology than any other city. Here are the rankings:

1. Miami

2. Atlanta

3. San Diego

4. Dallas

5. San Francisco

6. Oklahoma City

7. Washington, D.C.

8. Chicago

9. Indianapolis

10. Kansas City

11. Boston

12. Cleveland [Ed.: Sorry again, Cleveland.]

More than anywhere else, Miami businesses are addicted to their cell phones. Miamians also rank the importance of their smartphones higher than eight of the other cities in the survey.

So next time you encounter a small-business woman in a social setting who promptly ignores you to get her crackberry fix, just remember, it's not you -- she's trying to keep her business afloat.

Follow Miami New Times on Facebook and Twitter @MiamiNewTimes.

Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.