Forget London and its so-called “Silicon Roundabout” – Bristol is home to the UK’s greatest proportion of mobile WiFi workers.
A study reveals three in 10 Bristolians (31%) use WiFi for work reasons – tapping in to the city’s hotspots to help run businesses, work remotely and keep in touch with the office when out and about.
That puts Bristol way ahead of London (23%) and is nearly double the national average (17%).
One in six people in Bristol (15%) have used public WiFi in the last day, with a third (33%) logging on in places like cafes, shops, restaurants, pubs and train stations in the past week, and just under half (45%) in the last month.
Bristol is also the UK’s social media city, with six in 10 WiFi users (62%) tweeting, tumbling, Facebooking and pinning while out of the house, more than any other part of the UK.
One in six also use WiFi to while away their time watching TV, movie or video clips on the go – more than any other city.
The study was conducted by Sky, which has announced the launch of its own network of WiFi hotspots to its Broadband Unlimited customers.