Category «Videos»

Jeff Christensen’s complete presentation in Florence

Here’s EntryPoint Network’s Jeff Christensen’s complete presentation last Thursday to members of the Northampton High-speed Network Coalition and interested members of the public. One hour and forty-seven minutes were recorded. Our thanks to Northampton Community TV for recording Jeff’s presentation. There’s plenty to dig into here if you are curious about this technology including the …

Meet Jeff Christensen this Thursday at FreePress in Florence

Jeff Christensen and his company, EntryPoint Networks, is helping communities create entrances to the Internet using municipal networks that are open to ALL service providers. This approach dramatically reduces costs, empowers ownership of networks by subscribers and allows multiple service providers to compete for your business over a shared community platform. Jeff has already met …

Think your internet service costs too much? Be glad you aren’t a business

Many of us living in Northampton are outraged by the prices Comcast charges for high-speed Internet access. Not only are their most popular plans like the “up to” 15mbps (megabits per second) not really high speed anymore, they are pricey. The 15mbps service costs $49.95/month as of this writing. Still, whether paying $49.95/month to Comcast …

City Council approves in concept study of Northampton Municipal Network

Note: This post was updated to note the City Council’s approval was in concept. Last night, the Northampton City Council approved in concept funding for a study of a Northampton municipal network. The issue was discussed as part of Mayor Narkewicz’s capital fund plan, which was presented to the Council last night. By approving the …

Why net neutrality is important

Northampton High-speed Community Network Coalition founder Mark Hamill of Florence discusses why net neutrality is important. A community network can provide true net neutrality. Comcast has petitioned the FCC to end net neutrality, which it did last year. Comcast is free to give a better quality of service to sites that pay it more money, …