SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 30, 2006 — Washington, D.C has been named the ‘Best City for Teleworking’ in America, according to a new study released today by research firm Sperling’s BestPlaces and Intel Corporation. The phenomenon of telework has grown rapidly in recent years thanks in part to the availability of powerful mobile computers based on IntelÂ® CentrinoÂ® Mobile Technology and a network of more than 19,000 hotspots in the U.S. that are part of Intel’s Wireless Verification Program.
The Best Places for Teleworking study ranked cities based on the potential benefits that teleworking would offer residents in those cities. Eighty metropolitan areas in the U.S. were examined and ranked alongside other similarly sized areas. After Washington, the top cities in the very large metro area category are Boston, Atlanta, Chicago and San Francisco. The large metro area category was topped by San Jose, Calif., followed by Baltimore, Denver, San Diego and Indianapolis. Bridgeport/Stamford/Norwalk, Conn. led the medium metro area category and Boulder, Colo. headed up the small metro area list.