BOSTON–Starry Inc., the internet service startup launched by Chaitanya “Chet” Kanojia, has raised $31million in new funding, Boston Business Journal reported.
Citing regulatory filings last week, Boston Business Journal said Aereo founder Kanojia raised the said amount in new venture capital funding.
Kanojia was forced out of his former company Aereo because of a Supreme Court decision. His new venture Starry claims to usher in a new era of broadband connectivity, developing and deploying the world’s first active phased array technology for consumer internet communications.
Starry’s mission is to connect people and things, wirelessly, seamlessly and effortlessly with beautifully designed products and platforms. The company is re-imagining broadband access by developing an eco-system of products and services designed to simplify and improve your connected life.
Starry has developed and is deploying the world’s first millimeter wave band active phased array technology for consumer internet communications, using that technology as a platform for rolling out a nationwide fixed wireless broadband network capable of delivering internet speeds of up to one gigabit, wirelessly to the home. Using a self-installation system, consumers will be able to buy Starry products directly and connect to the internet in minutes, without onerous contracts, data caps or having to wait for an installer.
Based in Boston and New York City, Starry is backed by investors and led by the former executives of Aereo.