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Sunday December 16, 2018

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Manhattan and Queens Stations on Track for Wireless Service

Manhattan and Queens Stations on Track for Wireless Service

The MTA announced more subway stations would be equipped with wireless services. Currently service is only available along some 14th St. stops and the 23rd C/E stop. By next year, straphangers should be able to make calls in 25 more stations along Manhattan’s west side as well as 40 stations in [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…]

NY’s Top Public Wi-Fi Signals in Libraries, Coffee Shops and Parks

NY's Top Public Wi-Fi Signals in Libraries, Coffee Shops and Parks

According to a map of the city’s Wi-Fi hotspots, NYers can drink coffee and get super-fast signal strength at Kaffe 1668 on Greenwich St.– faster than any other caffeine consumption location. The infographic map, posted on New York City Economic Development Corporation’s Tumblr page, reveals the [Full Story…]

AT&T Bringing 4G LTE to Staten Island

AT&T Bringing 4G LTE to Staten Island

AT&T Wireless has announced that it will implement 4G LTE in Staten Island. The expansion into Staten Island will bring 4G LTE to all five boroughs. Staten Island customers will receive faster speeds, latest devices, including new AT&T 4G LTE smartphones and tablets, faster response time, [Full Story…]

Cell Phone, WiFi Coming to 30 More Subway Platforms

Cell Phone, WiFi Coming to 30 More Subway Platforms

Some 30 additional NY subway stations will get cellphone and WiFi service in 2012 including Times Square, Columbus Circle and and Rockefeller Center according to Transit Wireless, the firm conducting the improvements. The company launched cell service in six stations in September, and will begin new [Full Story…]

Wifi Sharing Service KeyWifi to Go Live at Queensbridge Public Housing

Wifi Sharing Service KeyWifi to Go Live at Queensbridge Public Housing

By Esther Surden NYConvergence recently heard from Adam Black, founder of a Brooklyn company called KeyWifi which up to now has been self-funded and is currently on the hunt for $800K in financing for a disruptive platform that allows anyone, anywhere to rent their WiFi to others. The [Full Story…]

Wall Street Financial Companies Creating Mobile Apps, Bypassing PCs

Wall Street Financial Companies Creating Mobile Apps, Bypassing PCs

Financial services on Wall Street, once slow to accept new consumer technologies are creating tablet applications because their clients use them intensively, particularly during commuting and before markets open. Smartphone apps are also taking off because new, wider screens enable better web [Full Story…]

Emergency Spectrum Subject of NY City Council Hearing

Emergency Spectrum Subject of NY City Council Hearing

The NY City Council held a hearing earlier this week on a resolution to urge Congress to pass S.911, the standalone bill that would allocate the "D block" of wireless spectrum to public safety for an interoperable broadband emergency communications network, Broadcasting & Cable says. Republican [Full Story…]

Zoldan Finds Success with Quantum Networks

Zoldan Finds Success with Quantum Networks

NY entrepreneur Ari Zoldan, has a knack for business building, being the founder of three successful ventures. In 2001 Zoldan created Launch 3 Communications, in 2004 founded Launch 3 Ventures, which bought up distressed assets from telecommunications companies and resold parts and equipment [Full Story…]

Towerstream to Launch Wi-Fi Citywide in NY in Late June

Towerstream to Launch Wi-Fi Citywide in NY in Late June

Towerstream, a company specializing in providing broadband service to corporations, is the latest company to try to launch Wi-Fi citywide in NY. In late June, the company will turn on a network of 1,000 wireless routers, with the goal of providing a super-fast mobile network covering seven square [Full Story…]

LightSquared Network Interferes With GPS?

LightSquared Network Interferes With GPS?

According to The Wall Street Journal, Philip Falcone's LightSquared network faces a setback as preliminary tests show that it could knock out some GPS systems. The interference problems could delay FCC approval of the new network along with creating problems for primary financial backer NY based [Full Story…]

NY Network Remains a Challenge, Says AT&T

NY Network Remains a Challenge, Says AT&T

AT&T CEO John Stankey recently shared his opinions on the progression of service improvement in the NY metro area at the Reuters Technology, Media and Telecommunications Summit earlier this week. According to Stankey, who also attended last year's summit, service is "better than when I saw you [Full Story…]

Brooklyn Neighbors Had Wireless “Internet to Spare”

Brooklyn Neighbors Had Wireless "Internet to Spare"

An opinion piece by Brooklyn College teacher Helen Rubinstein justifying her ability to glom wireless internet from her Brooklyn neighbors since 2005,  sparked some lively debate on the website. Rubinstein says she doesn't believe she was stealing, since the owners' leaving their networks [Full Story…]

AT&T Announces 3G Improvements in NYC

AT&T Announces 3G Improvements in NYC

While Sprint and Clearwire were launching their new 4G wireless offerings to New Yorkers today, AT&T announced that they have upgraded  3G cell sites in Queens and Brooklyn to provide improved service to the areas of Prospect Park, Coney Island and the train stations in Woodside and Jamaica. The [Full Story…]

Clearwire Rolls Out 4G Wireless in NYC Today

Clearwire Rolls Out 4G Wireless in NYC Today

NYConvergence ORIGINAL Today Clearwire, a company that specializes in 4G Internet services and mobile devices, will officially be rolling out its 4G CLEAR wireless Internet  services in Manhattan.  To celebrate the occasion, the company is hosting a launch event at Bryant Park at 11 a.m. that [Full Story…]