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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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4G versus fixed wireless access

How can netBlazr compete with Verizon’s new LTE network?  Actually, it’s not difficult at all (as I’ll explain below) and yet that question comes up, repeatedly. The problem is an excess of hype, both LTE hype (e.g. 1 Gbps someday) and mobile operators’ 4G hype, given added credence by Whitehouse policy announcements. Of course 4G…

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The wonders of directional antennas

One of the reasons netBlazr is able to use unlicensed radio spectrum with minimum risk of interference is our use of directional antennas.  Many wireless ISPs use directional antennas because it lets them send signals over longer distances. At netBlazr, all of our links are relatively short (usually less than 100-200 meters or yards).  We…

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