netBlazr Granted its First Patent

New delivery system has potential to revolutionize Internet delivery The United States Patent and Trademark Office has awarded netBlazr with its first patent, US #8,667,148, for a process that allows network nodes to auto-configure, allowing for a "one-click" sign-on process.  This patented process will be key in netBlazr’s efforts to develop several new products and service delivery concepts that we expect will revolutionize neighborhood networking and the delivery of Internet services in urban areas. The patent explains how to auto-configure a network node that a consumer would buy and hang in their window, a technology currently in development.  The network node


“Stop the bulk collection of not just phone data but internet data.” That’s the advice our CTO, Brough Turner, had for President Obama as he prepares to deliver his annual State of the Union Address. Speaking on NPR’s “Marketplace Today,” Brough raised concerns about NSA surveillance program and the chilling effect it is having on US economic competitiveness; especially for US tech companies overseas.  “I was in Germany in October, and it was pretty clear that American services are completely suspicious and American products are somewhat suspicious. That was three months ago. At this point, the situation is


Streaming the 2014 NFL Playoffs

It’s playoff season in the NFL and for Bostonians like ourselves, one question is at the forefront of our minds: where can we watch the Patriots? See, for most people, this isn’t a problem; they are overpaying for a Verizon or Comcast bundle that includes cable; but for those of you who have cut the cord (i.e. many of our customers), this can be a difficult time of the year. Yes, you can watch your team at your local bar or at a friend’s, but there aren’t many options if you want to watch the game from the comfort


Brough’s take on 100 years of monopoly phone service

Today is the 100th anniversary of the Kingsbury Commitment which effectively established AT&T, a.k.a. The Bell System, as a government sanctioned monopoly. It was on December 19, 1913 that AT&T agreed to an out-of-court settlement of a US Government's anti-trust challenge. In return for the government agreeing not to pursue its case, AT&T agreed to sell its controlling interest in Western Union telegraph company, to allow independent telephone companies to interconnect with the AT&T network and to refrain from acquisitions the Interstate Commerce Commission did not approve. This was part


Judge rules in favor of consumers in Boston

I was please to read last month that a Boston judge refused to shut down TV streaming service Aereo, saying the service is like a remote DVR, not a public transmission.  Furthermore the judge felt any real harm to broadcasters would take years to manifest.  This is a great win for consumers and for people attempting to break free from the cable monopoly.   These are the sentiments that netBlazr customers share with us every day.  Our mission is to provide super-fast and affordable internet service that supports any application like Aereo, Skype, iChat, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, GoogleVoice and


Ink Block now… and later

netBlazr is providing broadband service to the Cranshaw Construction project which is overseeing the build-out of the visionary new residential community called Ink Block.   The complex is being built on the former Boston Herald site in Boston.  Ink Block is a vision of a new South End.  It’s "Life, South End Style". Ink Block will have an active street life with a brand new flagship Whole Foods Market and places to eat and shop along the wide sidewalks of a reimagined Harrison Avenue.  Above it all will be 475 new residential units in four


Selecting a Wireless Router

Once connected to netBlazr high-speed broadband many people ask “What is the best wireless router for my home?” We have not taken any position on recommending consumer devices since our network is largely agnostic to those choices. We do suggest getting a dual-band router, which can access both the 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz channels. Also one that at least has 802.11n (“n” router) capability. These technologies will help you receive the best signal throughout your home. Remember a wired connection will always offer the fastest and most stable connection. You should directly connect devices that are within reach. To find


netBlazr Expands in South Boston

netBlazr Expands in South Boston. netBlazr has expanded its innovative wireless Internet service to a largely underserved South Boston neighborhood. Primarily home to local small businesses, the neighborhood along Dorchester Ave had no other option than outdated DSL. The cable companies asked these businesses to pay hundreds of thousands to install cables to bring in broadband service. Using wireless point-to-point networking netBlazr is able to avoid these costs, delays and headaches. Service is up and running at the 371 and 383 Dorchester Avenue business complex. Most businesses have already switched, with more following suit in the near future. netBlazr is now reaching