netBlazr added 2 additional radios to its Hancock Tower head-end today. This will increase coverage and capacity to it’s Back Bay cooperative by 50%. By adding two more radios to its existing infrastructure, netBlazr will increase the reliability of its co-op network and keep pace with it’s growing number of members.
Yesterday, Brough gave a keynote address at the 4G Wireless Evolution conference titled “Wi-Fi: The Real 4G” and used his 45 minutes to hit several points. Finally, Brough closed with two slides on netBlazr. Here’s the deck: http://www.slideshare.net/Brough/wifi-is-the-new-4g
MassHighTech, the voice of New England Innovation, listed netBlazr as one of the top five startup companies you should follow. We will be published in the Oct 5th edition of Startup Watch: http://www.masshightech.com/stories/2010/09/27/daily21-Startup-Watch-Five-you-should-follow.html
netBlazr is now delivering bandwidth to the mesh network at the Tent City apartment complex on Dartmouth street in the Back Bay. Before netBlazr the entire Tent City mesh network shared one DSL connection, now the bandwidth available at Tent City has jumped from 2.5 Mbps download (<1Mbps upload) to 12-14 Mbps in both directions!
netBlazr activated it’s innovative wireless network in the Back Bay of Boston, Massachusetts. netBlazr has four radios transmitting up to 90 Mbps each from our first head end in the John Hancock Tower. These radios can reach anyone within 1 km and line of sight visibility of the building.
netBlazr signs contract with Cogent Communications to provide optical internet service throughout Boston. netBlazr is co-located in Cogent’s Data Center in Somerville, MA and will establish multiple layer 2 circuits to buildings that will function as head ends for netBlazr service. The first head end will be located in the Hancock Tower in Boston’s Back
netBlazr executes an MOU with a company in the John Hancock Tower of Boston. This agreement permits netBlazr to locate networking equipment in the companies IT closet and place four radios in separate windows of the office to transmit netBlazr internet service throughout the Back Bay of Boston.
Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Gregory Bialecki joined MassChallenge founders and sponsors to announce the 110 finalists in the world’s largest global startup competition. The competition was designed to accelerate the development and success of high-growth, high-impact new businesses, while stimulating job creation across the Commonwealth and beyond. These finalists now enter the
Brough Turner, Jason Orgill, and Jim Hanley form BigBroadband.Net to investigate the “wireless end run” for broadband service a reality.