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Impact of #Sandy on NY Verizon “Wider than 9/11”

Impact of #Sandy on NY Verizon "Wider than 9/11"

Hurricane Sandy hit one of NY’s most vulnerable spots—its Lower Manhattan telecommunications infrastructure. Tony Melone, Verizon’s CTO, said the storm’s impact was wider than 9/11. So much storm water flooded the 140West St. headquarters that according to The Wall Street Journal, it bent the art [Full Story…]

Wireless Service Takes a Hit in Lower Manhattan #Sandy

Wireless Service Takes a Hit in Lower Manhattan #Sandy

Since Hurricane Sandy hit the NY area this week, several major mobile phone carriers have been unable to offer wireless phone service in lower Manhattan. Downtown residents report that they have to come above 39th St. to receive cellphone service, as Verizon Communications said downed networks were [Full Story…]

HuffPost, Gawker and BuzzFeed Knocked Out by #Sandy Flooding

HuffPost, Gawker and BuzzFeed Knocked Out by #Sandy Flooding

Datagram, the NY ISP that hosts locally based media sites BuzzFeed, The Huffington Post, Gawker and other sites, lost power during Hurricane Sandy. Located in Lower Manhattan, their basement was flooded with five feet of water as a result of the mega-storm. Gawker and other sites found [Full Story…]

Cablevision Developing New Social TV Technology

Cablevision Developing New Social TV Technology

Cablevision is working on creating Social TV technology that may allow subscribers to be in contact through voice chat or video calls during programming. According to Fierce Cable, the patent application is called "Virtual Communal Television Viewing" and lets the user's find friends or others with [Full Story…]

AT&T Expands 4G LTE in Northern NJ

AT&T Expands 4G LTE in Northern NJ

Northern New Jersey AT&T users got a boost recently. The telecom announced that it expanded its 4G LTE network. The 4G network is up to 10 times faster than 3G. Coverage includes parts of Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Essex, Union and Middlesex Counties from Norwood to the Raritan Bay. J. Michael [Full Story…]

Newark Housing Authority Installs Fiber-Optics

Newark Housing Authority Installs Fiber-Optics

Newark, NJ, though populated and culturally diverse, sometimes struggles with providing safe housing for low to middle-income families. However, the Newark Housing Authority (NHA), which operates about 87,000 housing units in 45 buildings, set out a few years ago to provide safer hosting and map fit [Full Story…]

80% of Homes Have Access to 3D #Olympics Coverage

80% of Homes Have Access to 3D #Olympics Coverage

NBC Olympics and Panasonic announced the first-ever 3D coverage of the Olympic Games will be available to multichannel providers, which serves nearly 80% of all U.S. homes. Operators carrying the feed, which totals about 12 hours a day, includes Armstrong, AT&T, Cablevision, DIRECTV, Time Warner [Full Story…]

Durst Organization Plans to Build Broadcast Tower at New 1 WTC

Durst Organization Plans to Build Broadcast Tower at New 1 WTC

Durst Organization's plans to build at broadcast tower at One World Trade Center, which may affect transmission plans for the area. According to Radio World, they plan to build an installation for FM radios and TV antennas in the 408 ft tall spire at the top of the building. The development company [Full Story…]

High-Frequency Traders’ Sights Set on Microwave Dishes

High-Frequency Traders' Sights Set on Microwave Dishes

Trading firms are racing to build groups of microwave dishes to generate higher-speed links between financial markets in Chicago and NY, as reported by The Wall Street Journal. A majority of telecom traffic will have to travel between these regions, and the cellphone towers that run along the roads [Full Story…]

Telecom Exchange Coming to NY on June 27

Telecom Exchange Coming to NY on June 27

Telecom Exchange will be held on June 27 at the Wall Street Cipriani.  The goal of Telecom Exchange is to "bring companies together on a neutral site and offer face-to-face meetings designed to increased participants return on investment,"  namely targeting those in the data center and colocation [Full Story…]

Boingo Says It Will Bring Wireless to All NY Subway Stations in Five Years

Boingo Says It Will Bring Wireless to All NY Subway Stations in Five Years

According to BetaBeat, Boingo, a wireless software and services company, plans to partner with Transit Wireless to bring wi-fi to all of NY's subway stations.  Back in February, Transit Wireless announced its plans to bring wireless to 30 stations, and now the newly formed duo plans to unveil [Full Story…]

FDR Boardwalk in Staten Island Gets Free AT&T WiFi

FDR Boardwalk in Staten Island Gets Free AT&T WiFi

The FDR Boardwalk in Staten Island is now offering free AT&T Wi-Fi Service to any parkgoers. This is the latest rollout stemming from a collaboration between the Bloomberg Administration and AT&T made last year whereby free connection is to be available in parks across all five boroughs. The [Full Story…]

SideTour Adds New Features This Week

SideTour Adds New Features This Week

SideTour is a NY-based startup that allows talented hosts to market anything they have to offer to groups of interested individuals. The company started last August using simple WordPress and Eventbrite platforms to connect thousands of people to dozens of experiences. But upon realizing that people [Full Story…]

Connecticut Telecom Law Debate Heats Up

Connecticut Telecom Law Debate Heats Up

A coalition of groups, including the AARP and Connecticut Citizen Action Group oppose a bill which proposes loosening Connecticut state oversight of telecom companies.  According to the Hartford Courant, the law will eliminate land line service to poor and rural areas and raise rates elsewhere.  [Full Story…]

Mayor Bloomberg Announces First NY IT Ops Officer

Mayor Bloomberg Announces First NY IT Ops Officer

Former financial services and technology executive, Rahul N. Merchant started today as the first NY chief information and innovation officer, who will oversee all IT operations for the city.  He will report directly to Mayor Bloomberg and oversee information technology development spanning all [Full Story…]