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Wireless ISP NetBlazr targeting high-end apartments, expansion to Rhode Island

May 28, 2015

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…

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David Friend, Chairman of Carbonite, Invests in netBlazr and Joins Board of Directors

April 13, 2015

Friend becomes third largest investor after founders Boston—April 13, 2015—netBlazr, the fastest, most affordable Internet access in Boston, today announced that David Friend, founder and chairman of Carbonite, has joined netBlazr’s board of directors. He joins co-founders Jim Hanley and Brough Turner on the board and has purchased a number of the company’s shares in…

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netBlazr Raises $675,000 to Speed Expansion of Boston Broadband Network

April 10, 2015

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…

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Brough’s take: Impact of Internet Peering on Network Architectures and Economics

February 4, 2015

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…

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Senator Warren replies to my letter in support of Aereo after the Supreme Court ruled against them

October 30, 2014

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…

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netBlazr Mentioned in Wispapalooza 2014 Keynote Address

October 22, 2014

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:…

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Avoid Getting Caught Up in the Numbers Game

October 13, 2014

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…

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Voice over IP.. Another way to Cut the Cable

October 6, 2014

Voice over IP or VoIP is a way to use your Internet service for making phone calls. Phone calls are converted into data and are sent through the Internet just like an e-mail would. It is perfect for people who want to cut the cable and stop being forced into getting bundles from the phone-internet-television…

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Streaming Devices: Which One is Right for You?

September 22, 2014

People are moving away from traditional television options and moving towards streaming services, but it can be hard to pick the right streaming device, there are over 70 different ones on the market! To make the transition a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of the more popular ones and added our recommendations: Apple TV…

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netBlazr wins SBIR Phase II Grant

August 26, 2014

netBlazr was awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project grant for $718k from the National Science Foundation. The grant is to develop a multiple antenna, transparent wireless node. This device would bring new functionality to the marketplace and eliminate much of the complexity we currently face in connecting customers to the netBlazr network. Previously,…

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