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El Pais reports that about 6m Spanish computer users connect via Wi-Fi, primarily in the largest cities: THe paper puts Madrid and Barcelona in the top two positions, with over 800,000 users and 700,000 users, respectively. Valencia, Seville, and Bilbao are 3, 4, and 5 with substantially fewer (about 300K, 250K, and 150K).
Barcelona has the most access points (21K), but I’m missing a subtlety of Spanish: most are “son privados,” which I think means intended to be private, and the rest are “privados,” which just means private. (Native speaker help here, please?)
The top six cities have about 2,500 commercial hotspots, half of which are in hotels, bars, and restaurants.
Posted by Glennf at June 15, 2006 6:46 PM
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The problem you had with "privados" is because they made a mistake in the press release, it should say:
"16.520 son privados y los 630 restantes comerciales ... 19.615 son privados, y 995 comerciales"
Posted by: pof at June 20, 2006 8:34 AM