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 […]

Tales from the Towers Chapter 58: Galactus vs. Guerilla Wireless – Our Boy is All Grown Up

A long time ago in a suburb far, far away, Guerilla Wireless was born. For too long, the masses had suffered with either poor or no internet or expensive single carrier options. Guerilla wireless was conceived to take over from the massive failure of poorly conceived mesh networks that failed under the weight of their […]

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 […]

Is it better to spend taxpayer money on stadiums or fiber broadband?

St. Louis is stuck with $144 million in debt and maintenance costs, after the Rams departed for Los Angeles (oddly enough it was once the LA Rams until they pulled a switcheroo and did it again to the detriment of the poor taxpayer). I remember not too long ago the chorus of anti-municipal broadband types […]