By: Sid Ross
Portland, Seattle Lead In Internet Access
(Mediaweek.com) If you want some company logging on to the Web,
you’d do better in the Valley than in the Alley.
According to a new study by Nielsen NetRatings, Milpitas, Calif.,
the most wired cities are located in the Pacific Northwest:
Portland and Seattle top the list with almost 70% Net
penetration. New York is, well, respectable at 55%.
But East Coast markets shouldn’t feel too bad – one of their
own gets the award for most improved: Philadelphia, No. 18 on the
list, showed the biggest increase in getting Web-wired, with an
average of 49% more people logging on this year than last.
Internet Household Penetration in Top Local Markets
March 2001 and March 2000 (At-Home Users)
Region, Net Penetration March ’01, Net Penetration March ’00,
Portland, 69.7%, 54.0%, 29%
Seattle 69.6, 55.9, 25
San Francisco, 69.1, 61.0, 13
Boston, 68.4, 51.7, 32
San Diego, 66.2, 58.0, 14
Washington, 65.2, 56.1, 16
Denver, 63.2, 47.3, 34
Orlando, 61.4, NA, NA
Hartford/New Haven, 61.4, NA, NA
Kansas City, 61.2, NA, NA
*Avg. yearly growth
Source: Nielsen NetRatings
Copyright 2001, Editor & Publisher.