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.
The public pay phone, seen by many as a place for graffiti and vandalism (and maybe Superman's changing room) but hardly a modern day need, may get new life as a Wi-Fi hotspot.
Verizon may see New York City as one of its key growth markets for FiOS, but it looks like it won't meet its June 30, 2014 deadline to fulfill its promise of building out its fiber to the premises (FTTP) network throughout the entire city.
Time Warner Cable announced plans to launch 300 Mbps service to customers in several New York City and Los Angeles communities where it has completed network upgrades.