New York (April 21 2003) - Fifty-seven percent of United States companies support Wi-Fi wireless fidelity networks and another 22 percent plan to implement and support them in the next year, reports Internet business analysts Jupiter Research of New York.

Among small businesses with less than $10 million in annual revenue, 83 percent support Wi-Fi's 802.11 networks framework or plan to in the coming year. That compares to 71 percent among businesses generating $100 million or more in annual revenue, Jupiter says in its report, "Wi-Fi Deployments: Are Enterprises Ready Despite Evolving Standards?"

"Consumer and small office/home office markets have really driven deployments to date. That's changing, though, as larger enterprises will drive growth later this year once security issues are resolved," said Jupiter Senior Analyst Julie Ask.

Recently, Time magazine reported that all of the Fortune 1000 have "at least a small-scale Wi-Fi network "

-- John M. Covaleski

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