If you thought that London is the wireless broadband hot hub of
the UK, think again. According to Sky Broadband's
latest findings, Leeds is the town that snatched
the Wi-Fi crown.
Sky Broadband looked at the UK's 10 biggest cities and
established that citizens of Leeds are the keenest Wi-Fi users, as
they make use of public hubs to browse through websites, stay in
touch via social media platforms such as Facebook
and Twitter or use email.
More than every fifth person (22 per cent) in the aforementioned
city has used Wi-Fi the day before - which is further by a mile
from Manchester and Birmingham, both with 13 per cent. London is
the close second to Leeds with 20 per cent.
Also, every third person (36 per cent) admitted that he
connected to wireless broadband to make time go by quicker, 25 per
cent confirmed that they used Wi-Fi to catch up on current affairs
or read the news. A further 17 per cent said they used it for
In addition, restaurants and cafes were the places where
consumers were most likely to connect to a wireless hub.
Lyssa McGowan, Director of Communications
Products, Sky said:
"As our findings show, WiFi is now part and parcel of
everyday life. More and more of us want to get online outside the
home and do it with the speed and convenience that only WiFi
brings, whether it's a video with your cappuccino, catching
up on emails while waiting for your train, or keeping yourself
occupied while being dragged round the shops with your
"That's one reason why we're dedicated to giving our
customers easy access to our unlimited broadband services wherever
and whenever they need them. We're delighted to be able to bring
The Cloud WiFi Hotspots to our customers around Britain - it
certainly looks like they'll be making the most of it."
As a quick reminder, Sky's own Wi-Fi provider is spreading its
services like wildfire. Businesses such as Caffè Nero, Eat,
Pret A Manger, Pizza Express and Wagamama
and many more are already providing wireless broadband thanks to