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 […]

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 […]

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 […]