Axiom Fiber Networks has officially launched as the newest contender focused on serving the New York City metro region's growing dark fiber market.
With the help of Mobile Beacon, libraries in the five boroughs of New York City will be lending out 10,000 high-speed hotspots to low-income residents who qualify. The Johnston, R.I.-based nonprofit is partnering with Sprint to distribute the hotspots.
FirstLight Fiber is extending its reach into the lucrative New York City carrier and enterprise market segment by creating a point of presence (PoP) at the 325 Hudson carrier hotel and meet me room.
RCN Business has made another move to advance its presence in the New York City market by bringing its business services to 450-460 Park Avenue in Manhattan.
New York City is going gaga over Wi-Fi, planning to build what it calls the fastest and largest free municipal Wi-Fi deployment in the world.
In a move that could signal major competition for cable companies, New York City has pledged to launch an ambitious public Wi-Fi project in 2015. Dubbed "LinkNYC," the service will provide free Internet service across the New York's five boroughs, as well as no-cost domestic calling and video chatting.
Verizon has yet to jump on the 1 Gbps fiber-to-the premises (FTTP) bandwagon by adding it as a speed option in its FiOS Internet service suite, but it can get there if it sees a demand for that speed.
Facing strong public-opinion headwinds in a merger that is too far along to scuttle, Comcast is getting a lot of "conditions" thrown its way these days. One of the latest: A group of New York area lawmakers wants the conglomerate to provide free broadband to New York City public housing as a condition of the $45 million purchase of Time Warner Cable.
A subsidiary of Boingo Wireless will install and operate neutral-host cellular distributed antenna systems (DAS) and Wi-Fi networks in select areas of New York's new World Trade Center (WTC).
Verizon may be reaching the upper limit of penetration for fiber to the home (FTTH), but its move to provide symmetric speeds across all of its service offerings shows its desire once again to beat cable with fiber--particularly in the upstream direction.