Happy holidays everyone! This Thanksgiving we at netBlazr were thankful for our families, our friends, the amazing year that 2015 was, and of course the great Cyber Monday deals happening this week because our holiday shopping lists are way too long. Here are some of our recommended gifts for this holiday season for all your tech-obsessed loved ones! For the Kids Fisher Price Smart Toy Normal teddy bears are so passe. This holiday season your kids will want teddy bears that talk to them and do fun activities with them - plus they encourage your kids
Have you ever had a conversation with someone who actually likes their Internet provider? Even if the service itself is relatively fine—the speeds are okay, the outages are infrequent—it’s rare to find a person who doesn’t feel frustrated by the pressure to bundle services and the paucity of providers. And that’s to say nothing of horror stories like the 18-minute recording of a Comcast rep who refused to cancel a subscriber’s service that went viral earlier this year. netBlazr wants to change that. Read the full article by Emily Cassel in Scout Cambridge here.
As someone who falls firmly in the “millenial” demographic, I have had the luxury of never having to pay for cable or deal with the headaches that come with having bundled service packages and atrocious customer service. I can’t say I’m a cord cutter because there never was a cord to cut. Even though I’m living on my own now and not on my college campus (sadly) or at my parents’ place (thankfully), I still don’t see the need to pay for cable TV when there are so many Internet resources at my disposal. Don’t get me
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