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The FCC Voted to End Net Neutrality, But the Fight’s Not Over Yet

On December 14, 2017, the FCC voted 3-2 to end net neutrality and dismantle critical regulations that protect equal access to the internet. (Note: FCC commissioners Clyburn and Rosenworcel voted to keep net neutrality.) netBlazr has always been a vocal advocate for net neutrality and we are committed to this position, now, more than ever.…

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Can I mount an antenna on my roof?

“I really want to get netBlazr for my apartment, but my landlord said it’s illegal to mount an antenna and that I will be fined by the city for it, what are my options?” There are actually no laws prohibiting the placement of rooftop antennas in Boston, even in the historical districts of the city.…

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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…

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Downeast Cider House joins netBlazr

netBlazr introduced high-speed broadband service to the businesses of the Charlestown Maritime Center (CMC) at 200 Terminal Street along the Mystic River.  Downeast Cider worked with CMC management and netBlazr to improve their operations which were constrained by DSL and 4G aircards.  Better broadband is helping DownEast to expand their hard cider distribution throughout New…

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RadioBoston: Low-Speed, High-Priced Broadband

Great interview on RadioBoston with Susan Crawford who discusses how a handful of American cable companies have a stranglehold on high-speed internet service. That monopoly leads to slower speeds, higher prices, and less competition.   http://radioboston.wbur.org/2013/01/29/broadband This discussion is one of the many reasons why netBlazr came into existence.  In our own way, we are making a…

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Copyright Alert System – sounds pretty sinister!

The system was created by the Center for Copyright Information, which was formed in September 2011 by the Motion Picture Association of American and MPAA members, Recording Industry Association of America and RIAA members, AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Verizon Communications.  Well now that’s an innovative bunch who are always looking out for…

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More radio spectrum becoming available for innovators like netBlazr…

It was great to read that the FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced plans to open up almost 200 megahertz of unlicensed radio spectrum in the 5 GHz bands.  This will increase by almost 1/3 the amount of spectrum that netBlazr has available to provide service to our growing base of customers in Boston’s Back Bay, South End, Beacon Hill,…

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Letter to Massachusetts Congressmen about wireless spectrum and internet policy

Dear Congressmen Capuano and Markey: Congratulations on your recent re-election to the United States Congress. As a small business owner living and operating in your district, I look forward to working with you on issues that will benefit your constituents. My company, netBlazr, provides fixed wireless broadband services to residences and businesses in and around…

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netBlazr’s Office Moves to Watertown, MA

After spending two years at One Marina Park Drive in the Seaport District of Boston, netBlazr is moving its office space to Watertown, MA.  The office at Marina Park Drive was originally awarded to netBlazr as a result of being finalists in the MassChallenge competition that takes place each year.  Since netBlazr was a finalist…

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Castle Square Tenants Organization Joins netBlazr

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…

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