Boston—September 10, 2015—netBlazr, the fastest, most affordable Internet access for home and business in Boston, today announced that it has completed a $1 million funding round with an additional investment of $300,000 from Jeffrey P. Parker, co-founder of CCBN and well-known Boston-area angel. netBlazr


Boston—June 11, 2015—netBlazr, provider of the fastest residential Internet in Boston, today announced its new Concierge program. netBlazr Concierge is an ultra-premium, unbundled Internet service with speeds up to 10 times faster than cable and large telecom providers (above 300 megabits per second). netBlazr uses a building’s existing infrastructure and is available to select large multi-tenant buildings. netBlazr is Boston’s highest rated Internet service provider with a 5-star Yelp rating. “Internet is increasingly the most requested luxury amenity, especially among millennials. But property managers are justifiably wary of added expense and hard-to-maintain infrastructure,” said Jim Hanley, netBlazr’s co-founder and CEO. “netBlazr lets property managers offer residents affordable,


Not surprisingly for a guy named David, Carbonite co-founder David Friend says he likes the “David and Goliath story” of his latest investment, the wireless ISP NetBlazr. With just a dozen employees, the Allston-based startup is taking on entrenched Internet Service Providers like Comcast, Verizon, and RCN. “Give somebody a decent alternative, and it’s not hard to pry them away,” says Friend, who is an investor and board member at NetBlazr. He’s also a customer, he adds, having replaced Comcast with NetBlazr at his Commonwealth Avenue residence in Back Bay.   Read the full article by Scott Kirsner in BetaBoston's Innovation Economy


Boston—April 10, 2015—netBlazr, the fastest, most affordable Internet access for home and business in Boston, today announced that it has secured $675,000 in a funding round from a group of local individual angel investors. “With a market ever more knowledgeable and accepting of cable unbundling, the time was right for a strategic raise to support increased sales and marketing,” said Jim Hanley, netBlazr’s co-founder and CEO. “In addition, we’re making significant investments in new fiber-speed services and expanding our network coverage to more Boston area neighborhoods.” David Abrams, a private investor who also participated in netBlazr’s first round of funding, was attracted


Brough gave a talk on Internet Peering at last year's Optical conference, OFC 2014 in San Francisco. With all the debate over net neutrality, it's more relevant than ever. Here's a draft of a paper he wrote to go along with his presentation. Impact of Internet Peering on Network Architectures and Economics Brough Turner netBlazr Inc., 218 Lincoln St, MA 02134 USA brough at netblazr dot com Abstract:  The Internet backbone consists of ~6000 independent networks.  The technology and economics of how these networks exchange data drives the location of data centers and the location and utilization of high capacity fiber links.  We explain


Dear James, Thank you for contacting me about the Supreme Court's decision in American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo. As you may know, the Supreme Court of the United States held in a 6-3 decision that Aereo violated broadcasters' copyrights in providing a service that let subscribers watch local broadcast television through the Internet using small antennas stored with the company. It is not surprising that consumers are gravitating toward innovative services like Aereo that are relatively new in a space that is largely controlled by traditional entertainment and subscription TV companies.  According to data from the American Customer Service Index, subscription TV companies, including


Wispapalooza, the largest annual broadband industry conference, was held in Las Vegas, NV this year from October 11th to the 17th. FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai gave the keynote address, talking about WISPs and how their innovation does more than provide people with internet access, but also changes lives. In his address he mentioned netBlazr saying: "And these days, wireless Internet technology is bringing its promise to cities as well.  Take netBlazr, a WISP which operates under the tagline “Free your broadband.”  netBlazr offers a competitive alternative to traditional wireline service in cities like Boston, where many buildings have not yet been


Avoid Getting Caught Up in the Numbers Game

People love numbers and they especially love hearing about the fastest speeds, but what do the numbers really mean? At what point do these super high speeds that marketers are pushing start getting negligible? From FCC research we know that web browsing benefits from increased speed, but tapers off around 6Mbps (graph below). In their 2014 report, the FCC even states: The data indicate that a consumer subscribing to a 10 Mbps speed tier is unlikely to experience a significant performance increase in basic web browsing my moving to a higher speed tier source: