Vivint has found another use of 802.11ac. Instead of putting it in customers’ homes to connect their laptops and smartphones to the home network, it’s putting it on rooftops as their primary connection to the internet.
There’s clearly plenty of user-experience mischief that can be made upstream of the last mile.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is embarking on a gigabit fiber project, thanks to the suggestion of Google’s Eric Schmidt, taking advantage of the overhaul of its water infrastructure to lay new data pipes. The plan is create 15 tech zones to feed Chicago’s growing startup community.