Rocket Fiber is deploying fiber for business and residential use in Detroit, starting with the city's Central Business District and then moving to the city's Midtown neighborhood and then to adjacent areas. The service will launch later this year.
In what some might see as an improbable scenario, a group of entrepreneurs envision a 1 Gbps service as the pathway to making Detroit a "technology hub."
As if Comcast needs any more public relations headaches as it tries to gain regulatory approval for its $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable, the conglomerate's plans to abandon that most forlorn of Midwestern cities, Detroit, has now come under scrutiny, too.
The Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA) selected Advanced Wireless Group (AWG) to upgrade and expand the existing free Wi-Fi service at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
Commotion, a new wireless mesh-networking platform, is being deployed across Detroit by the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute (OTI), which said it intends to publicly release the technology in early 2013 for distribution around the globe.