The greater metropolitan area of New York City has some 20 million people. It is a city state and has some special needs and conditions for broadband including the world’s largest financial sector, one of the largest subway systems, vast built environment, a cool startup scene, and 5 residential buroughs. Departing Mayor Bloomberg has left a legacy that puts an emphasis on technology. He lured Google to the City along with IT companies that serve it, and helped the to city realize its “Silicon Alley” moniker.
See a series of stories to which I have contributed in the Wired City column of the Commercial Observer and more to come.