"The outlook for the wireless industry is getting better and better, and this Investors' Choice Award recognizes that MetroFi is in a prime position to take advantage of these opportunities," said Richard A. Shaffer, president and editor of Dow Jones Financial Information Services.
"Receiving this recognition from the Wireless Ventures attendees, which included a diverse group of wireless industry leaders, is a great honor," said Chuck Haas, CEO and co-founder of MetroFi. "Combined with our recently announced Series A funding, this award further validates MetroFi's business model and the company's ability to achieve its goal of making affordable wireless broadband a reality."
MetroFi takes a holistic approach to network rollout, activating an entire community at once for pervasive broadband coverage. Using proven 802.11 a/b/g technologies with RF and firmware enhancements, MetroFi creates a robust network designed for reliable high-speed connectivity. Customers can connect to the MetroFi network throughout the coverage area, taking advantage of Wi-Fi technology readily available at retail outlets and built in to most new laptops.
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MetroFi is a wireless broadband provider building community area networks that change the landscape of broadband access. MetroFi leverages Wi-Fi standards to deliver affordable "go-anywhere" broadband services. Using this third access alternative, MetroFi partners can profitably deliver secure, reliable high-speed service to residential customers whenever and wherever required.
Located in Mountain View, CA, MetroFi is a private company with venture backing from Sevin Rosen Funds, August Capital and Western Technology Investors.
For more information on MetroFi and its services, visit www.metrofi.com or call (+1) 650-810-8000.
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