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Bye Bye, Cable Guy. Hello, Microwave Broadband.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Almost three years ago, two brothers decided to start an independent internet provider, Brooklyn Fiber.

The idea came to Eric Veksler, 31, when he was commuting to an IT job in Manhattan, and griping with his neighbors about spotty internet connections.

"In Red Hook, the service would go out for weeks," Veksler said.

He wondered: If the cable company won't come quickly and make a repair that lasts, how hard could it be to start your own broadband provider?

Instead of sending a signal over coaxial cable or fiber optic tubes, Brooklyn Fiber beams internet connections from a rooftop to its customers.

Comments [3]

Gabe from UWS

Good for them. Hope they stick it to The Man.

Oct. 30 2013 11:54 PM
Andrew Saah

This is awesome. I have always wondered how you would make your own ISP. Any details on how they got the signal to then beam to people?

Oct. 30 2013 07:15 PM
jered from LES

When will Lower Manhattan and the other areas of Brooklyn demanding another alternative to Time Warner (which we all hate)?

Oct. 30 2013 04:12 PM

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