Starry Wireless ISP Targets US Broadband Sector
Chet Kanojia tried to shake up the broadcast TV industry with Aereo — but his streaming-video startup was sued into bankruptcy.
Now the entrepreneurial engineer is back, and he’s taking on corporate giants in another sector: broadband Internet service. As reported previously by Variety, Kanojia’s Starry is offering wireless access to consumers, positioned as a more affordable option than wireline broadband service from big ISPs like Comcast, AT&T or Verizon.
Starry, launched Wednesday after more than a year in stealth under the code-name Project Decibel, promises to deliver speeds up to 1 gigabit per second via a sleekly designed home router. And, unlike many incumbent ISPs, Starry says there will be no data-usage caps with its Internet service.