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Upgrading NYC: 32 Avenue of the Americas

“Upgrading NYC” is a new series sponsored by AT&T in which we interview owners of and tenants in Manhattan commercial buildings that have recently upgraded their wireless connectivity. First up is Rudin Management’s 32 Avenue of the Americas, which has just entered into a 20-year lease with data center provider Telx. Read More

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Sprint Offers $50K to NYC Tech Nonprofits

Sprint is lending a helping hand to nonprofit organizations in the New York City metropolitan area. The company announced that it would distribute $50,000 through three different grants from the Sprint Foundation that were created by its Sprint Local Giving program to recognize and encourage outstanding leadership and philanthropy by technology-driven nonprofit organizations that cater Read More

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Central Park To Offer Free Wi-Fi to Visitors

Joggers and dog walkers no longer have to leave their tech-savvy ways at home when visiting the park. Central Park is providing free Wi-Fi for its 25 million annual visitors as a part of a deal between New York City’s Parks and Recreation department and AT&T. The four Wi-Fi locations within the park include Mineral Read More

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Verizon Complains That Landlords Block FiOS Growth

Verizon‘s nationwide expansion of FiOS may be hitting a roadblock in New York City. According to DSL Reports, the company has been having a hard time getting landlords to grant installers access to buildings. DSL Reports revealed that Verizon said that owners of 219 buildings across all five boroughs have denied access to Verizon workers Read More

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Verizon Expands 4G Service to Maine

New York City-based Verizon is expanding its 4G LTE service in Maine. The company has been making upgrades to its system and services across the country, including the New York tristate area.

The expansion of its 4G LTE service in Maine builds stronger service for the Verizon brand across the East Coast of the United Read More

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AT&T Expands LTE Network

AT&T is expanding its LTE network. The company has acquired licenses from Bendbroadband, an Oregon-based cable company. The new licenses will allow AT&T the airspace to boost its LTE network in the state. The licenses include a 700 MHz B Block spectrum that will help the company operate in rural Oregon. According to FierceWireless reports, Read More

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Sprint Partners with Netgear to Unveil Wireless Router

Sprint is teaming up with Netgear Inc., to unveil its version of a fixed wireless router. The Netgear LTE Gateway 6100D, a high bandwidth router capable of producing 802.11ac Wi-Fi and gigabit Ethernet, is available to Sprint Spark subscribers. The router is designed for business and consumer use in homes or offices. It is enabled Read More

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Verizon Gives FiOS Customers Two-Year Price Guarantee

New York-based communications giant Verizon Communications Inc. is giving its new FiOS customers a two-year price guarantee. The offer is an effort by the company to attract fresh clients to an already booming customer base. The super charged internet and TV service has been a popular item for the brand in the past year. New customers can sign up for the service with the price guarantee with or without a formal contract. Read More

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Marc Jacobs Takes Tech for Payment at Soho Pop-Up Shop

Trendy designer Marc Jacobs invited pop culture and freebie-seeking fashionistas to a pop-up shop in Soho for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The 1,746-square-foot Daisy by Marc Jacobs store at 462 West Broadway is what the company called a “tweet” shop. The location was created as a place where customers could take photos, tweet and post messages on social media about the brand. In exchange for promoting the company to friends, visitors were rewarded with free items including new fragrance samples and prizes as well as a raffle for other rewards. Read More