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 […]

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 […]

Brocade buys Ruckus Wireless for $1.2 billion

Brocade has agreed to buy Ruckus Wireless for $1.2 billion. Shareholders of Ruckus Wireless will received $6.45 in cash and 0.75 shares of Brocade for every share of Ruckus. Based on the purchase price, Ruckus Wireless is valued at $14.43 per share. Ruckus Wireless went public in November 2012 at $15 per share. It hit […]

LinkNYC is not about free Wi-Fi; it’s about advertising

Don’t be fooled by the pretty press releases and the marketing babble: “Good-Bye Pay Phone, Hello Link! LinkNYC is a first-of-its-kind communications network that will replace over 7,500 pay phones across the five boroughs with new structures called Links. Each Link will provide superfast, free public Wi-Fi, phone calls, device charging and a tablet for […]