New York Is World Broadband Leader
Source: Yahoo DailyNews
NEW YORK (AP) - When it comes to Internet bandwidth, nobody beats the Big Apple.
New York has 43 percent more global Internet capacity than London - the world's number two city - and seven times the capacity of San Francisco, its top domestic competitor, according to a survey released Tuesday.
Able to handle 150 gigabits-per-second of data - the equivalent of 9 million pages of text - New York sits atop more continent-to-continent transmission capacity than all but a handful of the world's countries.
``It's because New York is really the meeting place for backbones between Europe and the United States,'' said Jessica Marantz, director of business development for TeleGeography, the Washington D.C.-based telecommunications research firm that authored the study.
New York, with direct connections to 71 countries - ten more than London - is also the base for large Internet service providers that add to its capacity, Marantz said.
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