A new report compiled by wireless services consulting and analysis firm Novarum ranks Wi-Fi, WiMax and third generation (3G) cellular networks in 16 North American cities, based on performance, service availability, ease of use and overall value.\nThe report includes ratings of wireless networks in Tempe, Ariz., Portland, Ore., Rochelle, Ill., Philadelphia, Pa., Mountain View, Calif., Madison, Wis., St. Cloud, Fla., and Toronto, among other locales. Novarum's data was collected between June 2006 and June 2007.What follows are lists of the top 10 wireless broadband networks overall, as well as the top five networks based on performanceTop\u00a0Ten Wireless Broadband Services\nMountain View, Calif.; Google (tested with high power [HP] Wi-Fi client)\nToronto; One Zone HP \nMountain View, Calif.; Google Ruckus Wireless\nMountain View, Calif.; Google 802.11n Ext\nPhiladelphia, Pa.; Feather 802.11n\nSt. Cloud, Fla.; CyberSpot (tied with Toronto)\nToronto; One Zone (tied with St. Cloud)\nPhiladelphia, Pa.; Feather HP\nRochelle, Ill.; Rochelle Municipal Utilities (RMU) HP\nMountain View, Calif.; VerizonTop Five Wireless Broadband Services Based on Performance\nToronto; One Zone HP (tied with Rochelle Ill.; Rochelle Municipal Utilities [RMU]\u00a0HP) \nRochelle, Ill.; RMU HP (tied with Toronto; One Zone HP) \nRochelle, Ill.; RMU 802.11n \nToronto; One Zone \nMountain View, Calif.; Google HPAdditional notable findings include:\nMetro Wi-Fi networks took all of the top ten performance ratings; metro Wi-Fi delivers twice the performance of 3G cellular data services, on average\nFifteen cellular services had 100 percent availability in Novarum's tests\nVerizon's service in Mountain View, Calif. is the best overall cellular data service\nToronto's One Zone network is the best overall Wi-Fi service\n"True" 3G cellular service had only 60 percent service availability in the cities tested\nUse of the new wireless IEEE 802.11n standard drastically improves overall metro Wi-Fi network performance\nSt. Cloud, Fla.'s network is the only metro Wi-Fi service that delivered 100 percent service availability in testsInformation on the Novarum Wireless Broadband Review can be found on the company's website, and reports on Wi-Fi and 3G cellular networks in individual cities are also available for purchase.