In episode 137 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast I speak with Chaitanya “Chet” Kanojia, co-founder and CEO of Starry Internet, on providing high-quality, affordable internet that helps move communities forward.
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Chaitanya “Chet” Kanojia is co-founder and CEO of Starry Internet, a wideband hybrid fiber wireless technology company focused on building competitive, affordable, high-quality broadband across the United States.
Prior to Starry Internet, Chet was founder and CEO of Aereo, Inc., the groundbreaking online television platform that enabled consumers to record and watch live HD broadcast television on virtually any type of Internet-connected device via a cloud-based OTA antenna and DVR.
Previously, Chet was the founder and CEO of Navic Networks. Like Aereo, Navic Networks addressed the challenges of today’s highly fragmented media landscape.
Under Chet’s leadership, Navic Networks grew to be the undisputed industry leader in advanced television advertising and was acquired by Microsoft in 2008.
Chet holds more than 31 patents in fields ranging from robotics to data communications systems and is an innovative leader known for pushing beyond the conventional and developing breakthrough solutions.
He has been noted as part of Vanity Fair’s 2013 “Next Establishment List” and named one of Inc. Magazine’s 2013 “Entrepreneurs of the Year.”
Aereo’s technology was also named one of TIME magazine’s Top 50 Best Websites (2012) and a Top 50 Technology (2013) by MIT Technology Review.
In 2019, Chet was honored with Public Knowledge’s IP3 Award for Internet Protocol for his years of work developing technology in the interest of competition and consumer choice.
Chet holds a master’s degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology in Bhopal, India.
About Starry Internet
Starry Internet was recently named to the second annual TIME100 Most Influential Companies list.
Starry Internet is a next generation licensed fixed wireless technology developer and internet service provider on a mission to connect as many people as possible to affordable, high-quality home broadband.
The company believes that connectivity is a social good and therefore should be both affordable and ubiquitous.
Starry’s goal is to provide competitive, high-quality, low-cost broadband options for residents in every community they serve.
They currently serve subscribers in six major U.S. cities today – Boston, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, New York City, Denver and Columbus, OH – and have an expansion roadmap to cover more than 40 million households nationwide.
What is Broadband Internet?
A broadband internet connection is an high-speed internet connection that is always on and much faster than a standard dial-up connection. Broadband connections are available through different technologies including DSL, cable, and fiber optic.
Broadband speeds allow you to do more online in less time, such as download music and videos, stream movies and TV shows, video chat, and more. A broadband connection is also much more reliable than a dial-up connection and is less likely to be interrupted by weather or other problems.
About Licensed Fixed Wireless Technology
Licensed fixed wireless technology is a type of communication equipment that allows for the exchange of data between two or more points wirelessly. This type of technology is typically used in business settings, as it offers a reliable and secure connection.
Additionally, licensed fixed wireless technology can be used in residential settings to connect computers and other devices to the internet. There are a number of benefits that come with using this type of technology, which include:
-Increased security: Licensed fixed wireless technology uses a private network that is not accessible to the public. This means that data exchanged over the network is more secure than it would be if it were sent over a public network.
-Reliability: Licensed fixed wireless technology is designed to be reliable and offer a consistent connection. This is important for areas that need to exchange large amounts of data or for those that require a always-on connection.
-Scalability: Licensed fixed wireless technology can be easily scaled to meet the needs of a growing community and population. As more devices are added to the network, the bandwidth can be increased to accommodate the additional traffic.
-Cost-effective: Licensed fixed wireless technology is typically more cost-effective than other types of network solutions. This is because there is no need to dig trenches or run cables, which can save a business both time and money.
Licensed fixed wireless technology is a great solution for communities and homes that need a reliable and secure way to exchange data. This type of technology offers many benefits, which make it an attractive option for those in need of a new network solution.
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