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
wireless end run
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 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.
Brough Turner and Jim Hanley meet at the MassTLC “Mobile World Congress Roundtable” session in Waltham and talk about Brough’s vision for making a “wireless end run” on incumbent broadband providers.
Last Spring, at the Emerging Communications Conference, Brough Turner organized a panel discussion on the US National Broadband Plan. During his review of the National Broadband Plan he discovered there were no major policy changes. This discovery prompted Brough to find a commercial path to fix the Internet connectivity fiasco. This would eventually lead to