Tales from the Towers Chapter 60: Who invited you to the party?

WISPs are under attack on multiple fronts. For years, WISPs were content to hide in the hills and valleys in the United States and in the underserved areas around the rest of the world. When the Internet expanded, companies like NetFlix and YouTube, and bandwidth-intensive applications began to push DSL and cable providers to increase […]

Telebeam wins injunction against NYC Wi-Fi project pending appeal

The saga of the LinkNYC Wi-Fi project’s dispute with Telebeam isn’t over. The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit granted Telebeam’s motion for an injunction pending appeal in Telebeam’s lawsuit against the city of New York, the Department of Information, Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT), and CityBridge LLC. This means that Telebeam does not […]

LinkNYC Wi-Fi project: Epic Fail

The Law of Unintended Consequences has struck again! Its latest victim is New York’s LinkNYC, the Wi-Fi enabled digital advertising kiosks sprinkled across New York, designed to provide free Wi-Fi access, web surfing (on the shiny glass screens) and most importantly, advertising. Unfortunately, instead of gladdening the hearts of New Yorkers, the LinkNYC kiosks are making […]

Tales from the Towers Chapter 59: Migration isn’t just for the birds

I’ve been harping on the importance of making sure that whatever 802.11n radio your network is based on, has to be completely compatible with the 802.11n standard. As a husband, and since I don’t often get a chance to say I’m right to my wife, I’m going to embellish on this one. If you are […]

Google to deploy large-scale Wi-Fi in Kansas City

The Kansas City Council has approved Google’s request to deploy a large-scale Wi-Fi network in Kansas City to fill in the gaps of its fiber-to-the-home service. In 2011, Google chose Kansas City for its first fiber project in the United States after a much-publicized competition among American cities. Wireless technology has been used by many […]