Posts Tagged ‘FCC’

Letter from Representative Michael Capuano on Net Neutrality

netBlazr CEO Jim Hanley wrote to Representative Michael Capuano (D-MA7) and asked about his position on net neutrality. Here was his response: Dear Mr. Hanley, Thank you for contacting my office regarding net neutrality. I appreciate hearing your thoughts on this issue. I am vehemently opposed to all attempts to end net neutrality and am…

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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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netBlazr Mentioned in Wispapalooza 2014 Keynote Address

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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Net Neutrality

Net neutrality has been in the news a lot the past few years and is an important and heated debate, but do you really know what it means? To start, the term came from a Columbia University professor named Tim Wu. The Federal Communications Commission is at the heart of the debate and I think…

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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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Government Assistance for Internet?

Back in December, we asked, “Is Internet a human right?” While an interesting debate, with perhaps no consensus coming any time soon, I think we can all agree that it’s pretty much a necessity for a modern household or business to keep up with the times. That’s why it’s a shame when something so vital and representative…

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More FCC rules to burden ISPs

The FCC wants to extend their outage reporting requirements to include both VoIP companies and ISPs. In the past, only traditional voice telephony companies have been required to report service outages. Now, after a comment cycle that showed relatively little support for applying those rules to ISPs, the FCC appears to be barging ahead anyway.…

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Possibility of more spectrum: 3550-3650 MHz

Short of visible light, essentially all wireless spectrum is regulated and thus caught up in political processes that slow down progress.  There are a few slivers of spectrum where “license-exempt” operation is permitted and a few more where “lite-licensing” prevails and it’s here that most wireless innovation occurs. netBlazr depends upon access to license-exempt bands…

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