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Chet Kanojia (Co-Founder, CEO)

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Starry – Changing internet connectivity for the better

Founded in 2014
80 employees
Funding undisclosed

Starry believes the future of connectivity is wireless. Because connecting people and things to high-speed, broadband internet should be simple, effortless and affordable, Starry (a Boston- and New York-based startup) is reimagining what it means to be an internet service provider by developing an ecosystem of products and services designed to simplify your connected life. Starry is using high frequency spectrum to deliver ultra fast internet wirelessly to the home. In developing and building their entire technology stack, Starry is also rewriting the book on customer experience and in-home connectivity with its touchscreen Wi-Fi hub, Starry Station. The innovatively designed Station (with accolades including Inc.’s Most Brilliant Product Designs of 2016) gives users at-a-glance updates on their home’s Wi-Fi health and device performance while proactively surfacing problems and potential fixes. Starry is all about better internet and better Wi-Fi for a more seamlessly connected life.

This article was published in “the Hundert Vol. 9 – Startups of New York“, December 2016.