NY Public Library rents out 10,000 mobile Wi-Fi routers for free

The New York Public Library (NYPL) will be renting out 10,000 Sprint mobile Wi-Fi routers for free, according to the Wall Street Journal. The program is funded by a $1 million donation from Google. This is the latest initiative in New York to provide broadband to people who cannot afford a cable or DSL Internet […]

What you need to know about the New York City Wi-Fi payphone project

UPDATE (5 December 2014): NYC Wi-Fi payphone project: conflicts of interest The primary goal of the New York City project to turn the old public payphones into “Public Communications Structures” (a fancy name for [mostly] digital advertising stations that happen to have Wi-Fi access points) is to bring money to the city. The city will […]

Smartphone users prefer Wi-Fi over cellular by a huge margin

Mobidia has published a short review of average data usage for LTE, 3G and Wi-Fi of wireless subscribers for Q3 2014 in the US.   (1) On average, US subscribers consumed 1.8 GB per month in Q3 2014: iOS: 1.822 GB Android: 1.863 GB (2) Wi-Fi Usage varied more widely iOS: 8.89 GB Android: 6.78 […]

Mimosa announces first hotspot-to-the-home gateway

The self-installed, window-mounted device connect homes to outdoor access points to provide Internet Access at up to 500 Mbps. Mimosa Networks, a pioneer in gigabit wireless technology, today announced the first consumer device of its kind, the C5i, a Hotspot-to-the-Home Gateway. Introducing an entirely new product category to the industry, Mimosa’s C5i reduces the cost […]

Tales from the Towers Chapter 52: Ubiquiti vs. Cambium vs. Mimosa, the Final Chapter

I need to wrap up the Cambium and Ubiquiti comparison so this is the end, at least for a while. Part of the reason is that a third player is now in the game, Mimosa, so things are changing. I know there are other companies out there like Bitlomat, Proxim, and Radwin, but they are […]