News broke today that Comcast, along with Time Warner and three other cable providers, are now creating a national WiFi network that will allow their customers to access online content outside their homes. The plan calls for the creation of 50,000 WiFi hotspots in four eastern states (New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania) and amounts to a nationwide roaming agreement between the cable giants. On one hand, this is welcome news, as a nationwide wireless network is something that the consumer has been calling for since the introduction of smartphones and tablet devices. More and more people are using broadband on
netBlazr is pleased to announce that Dan Powdermaker has joined the firm as Executive Vice President. Dan will oversee the commercial rollout of the company’s award-winning application of wireless technology, which provides the business community affordable and reliable broadband Internet access. Dan has a long history with traditional and emerging voice, data and Internet service providers. He was an early employee at MFS Communications, one of the nation’s first competitive access providers and parent of UUNet, an early Tier One Internet backbone now part of Verizon. At AT&T he led teams as they sought to meet the communication needs of Fortune
Castle Square Tenants Organization has recently joined the growing netBlazr broadband cooperative network. Castle Square is located on Tremont Street in Boston, MA and has been around since 1987. CSTO is known for providing affordable housing for low and moderate income residents. Castle Square is also focused on brokering relationships between the residents and management, which helps make for a peaceful living environment. After joining the co-op, netBlazr is proud to offer CSTO a fast and reliable shared broadband service.
netBlazr is pleased to welcome Prosper-IT as one of its newest members in the broadband cooperative. Located in Boston's Back Bay, Prosper-IT has monitored, managed, and maintained numerous business networks for over ten years. The engineers at Prosper-IT are interested in consistently raising their standards of performance through a proactive channel of communication with those they service. After joining the co-op, netBlazr is now one of their valued broadband service providers for their office network.
The rise of the iPad is simply put, unquestionable. With the release of the iPad 3 this last week, its increasing dominance as the tool of choice for business becomes obvious. However, these devices require faster and augmented corporate networks, something that many organizations may not be ready to deliver. A recent article in Wired posed the problem well: "The research firm Gartner says that unless businesses plan for it, they could require three times the amount of wireless coverage in order to support the iPad on corporate networks." Apple and Verizon are approaching this problem through the introduction of
The Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology has recently joined the netBlazr broadband co-operative. BFIT is a technical college, which was founded over a century ago and is located on Berkeley Street, in Boston's South End neighborhood. BFIT offers their students technical education and analytic skills, that will prepare them to build a viable career. netBlazr is pleased to provide BFIT with a dedicated circuit, that provides increased broadband speed and reliability.
As printed in the February issue of Next Gen Mobility Magazine. We hear a lot about mobile operators’ 4G strategies – technology choices, spectrum licenses, capital requirements and deployment schedules. Typically unmentioned is their approach to Wi-Fi offload; yet the way an operator integrates with Wi-Fi will have a dramatic effect on costs, on user experience, and ultimately on its success in the market. Wi-Fi is a big deal. Wi-Fi systems carry much more data than is carried by all the mobile operators in the world. Cisco’s (News - Alert) VNI report puts total 2010 Wi-Fi traffic as 36 times
US Senator Scott Brown recently visited the netBlazr office, discussing Crowdfunding for startups. The bill for Crowdfunding, states that individuals can invest up to $1,000 in a company, and allows companies to raise up to $1 million per year. As of right now, only investors who are "accredited" can put money into startup companies. When Brown originally passed the bill, the vote was 407-17. Another positive aspect of crowdfunding is it will not interfere with other sources, such as angel investing and venture capital. Overall the visit was very informative and successful, as Brown stated, "Crowdfunding is a new source
Let's take a look at some of the most common reasons you may find yourself sitting behind a computer screen, unable to load a webpage or send an email... Failed link to internet provider: A failed link can be from a storm that causes power outages or construction/ animals that disrupt wiring. With so many unexpected risks for your internet, it’s important to have a secondary internet provider in case yours temporarily goes down. Congestion: An overload of people, all trying to access the internet from the same network is the most common
netBlazr is pleased to welcome Chapin IP Law to the broadband co-op in Boston's Back Bay. Founded by Barry Chapin in 1999, Chapin IP Law develops strategies for identifying, protecting, preserving, enforcing and licensing their clients intellectual property rights. Chapin IP Law chose the shared broadband service from netBlazr because their prior internet service provider was not meeting their business needs.