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Geneva is one of the World's Greatest Internet Cities

La Terrasse

La Terrasse

Tunnel 2

Tunnel 2

Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva, Switzerland

Tunnel 3

Tunnel 3

Tunnel 4

Tunnel 4

A1 - Perly

A1 - Perly

Tunnel 1

Tunnel 1

Pont de la Machine

Pont de la Machine

Route de Meyrin

Route de Meyrin

A1 - Meyrin dir. Lausanne

A1 - Meyrin dir. Lausanne

Route des Jeunes, Les Acacias, en direction de Carouge

Route des Jeunes, Les Acacias, en direction de Carouge

Genève City

Genève City

A1 - Dir Perly

A1 - Dir Perly

Future Cities has made a list of the 10 World's Greatest Internet Cities based on the following criteria: Average Internet connection speed, Availability of citywide WiFi (preferably free and fast), Openness to innovation, Support of public data and Security and data privacy.

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In this Digital Age, part of what makes a great city is its connectedness to the Internet. The growth of online business, smartphones with mobile applications, social networking, and GIS are instrumental in improving the quality of life in cities worldwide.

In New York City, for instance, GIS tracking was essential to delivering emergency services during Superstorm Sandy. In Tokyo and Seoul mobile banking is integral to everyday life. The Internet, in short, is fundamental to urban life, and the more applications the better.
In this report, Future Cities has taken a look at the quality of Internet connectivity across cities worldwide.

Here is why Geneva was chosen:
  • The city benefits from the fastest Internet connection speeds in Europe
  • People in Geneva can access free WiFi across the city and at the airport.
  • Geneva is known as being a good location for technology startups.
  • Future Cities: "In a way, the Internet was born in Geneva. In 1989, British physicist Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web while working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) so that physicists in institutes and universities around the world could share information."

Read the report on Geneva
Read the full report