Starry and Marvell make it easier to bring internet access to cities around the world

We believe internet access is essential. But the massive capital costs involved in building, maintaining and upgrading wired networks make it expensive and difficult to expand and improve internet service. Together with Marvell, we aim to change that.

We’re putting access to pre-standard 5G technology within reach for anyone who wants to be a part of building a better internet. Using Starry’s innovative millimeter wave technology and Marvell’s 802.11ax chipsets, we’re creating a new, better solution for last-mile connectivity. This will help democratize access to the next generation of connected technologies and accelerate the expansion of low-latency, high capacity, fixed wireless broadband around the world.

The technologies Starry and Marvell are building will help fixed wireless providers of all sizes dramatically improve network deployment and scalability, bringing ubiquitous broadband access closer to reality.

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Our 2018 Resolution: Better Internet in More Cities

Now more than ever, it’s important for people to have a better choice for internet service — yet most American households have just one option. Today, we’re excited to announce the next two markets to get Starry Internet: Los Angeles, CA and Washington, DC.

Access to fast, reliable internet isn’t just an option anymore. It’s a necessity at every level, from the infrastructure that keeps our country running to the lifeblood of creative culture, and everything in between. That's part of why we're bringing Starry Internet to L.A. and D.C., so more people, whether they're creators or policymakers or something else, can experience a better choice for internet.

We’re starting with a beta, but here are some things you can do to get Starry Internet as soon as possible:

  1. Check availability and make sure we have your address. If you’re eligible for the beta, we’ll be in touch.

  2. Talk to your landlord or property manager about Starry Internet. We’ll do most of the legwork, but every little bit helps! (If you own or manage a building, let’s talk.)

  3. Spread the word! Tell your neighbors, friends, and family about Starry Internet — and take a look around our website to learn more.

If you’re not in Los Angeles or Washington, we still have good news for you: We have our eyes on over a dozen new cities later in the year, including New York, Cleveland, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Denver, Seattle, Detroit, Atlanta, Indianapolis, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Miami, and Minneapolis.

It’s going to be a big year for the internet, and we’re thrilled to lead the charge into the future.

Our Statement on Net Neutrality

When we founded Starry, we started with a simple but fundamental premise: people deserve better internet. We built our company around this; it's in our DNA, and it carries through the decisions we make every day. We strive to make every customer interaction a happy one.

Better internet means our customers get great broadband and just that. It means we charge a fair price with no hidden fees or surprises. It means we don’t have data caps. It means that we protect your privacy and the data you send over our network. It means our customers get amazing customer care from sign up, through installation, and every day after.

Better internet also means that our customers get the full and open internet and nothing less. We are the bridge between our customers and the entirety of the internet; we are not the gatekeeper, toll operator, or curator.

Starry supports a free and open internet, and we protect our customers’ right to use the internet however they see fit. We treat all traffic equally, because a free and open internet has been the single biggest driver of innovation over the last generation, and we want that engine of innovation to continue unimpeded.

Starry customers can stream endless videos of exploding watermelons on any service or turn yourself into a dancing banana on any app — or build a better app yourself. You can binge-watch 4K video until your eyeballs bleed (but please don’t) or video chat with your colleagues on the other side of the planet. You can go to whatever weird (but legal) website you want. We don’t care. Have fun. Go nuts.

You are free to use your internet service pretty much however you want. For our part, here’s our clear, plain-English commitment to operating an open internet service:

  • We do not prioritize any content, application, or service. You literally can’t pay us to do this.

  • We do not block access to any legal content, application, or service.

  • We do not cap the amount of data our customers can use. Stream 4K all day if you want. Stream 4K on multiple devices, even. We’re fine with it.

  • We do not inspect and collect the contents of the packets that transit through our network. We need some basic info to make sure everything goes where it’s supposed to, but that’s it.

  • We do not throttle specific content, applications, or services. If you are doing something way, way out of the ordinary that impacts our ability to serve other customers, we may reduce your total throughput for a very short period of time (we will be as clear as possible about the trigger for doing so). We are all in this together.

  • We do not prohibit customers from attaching devices to their connection. We may require you to use our Starry Station WiFi router to provide you with optimal service, but we don’t charge extra for the Station, and it's pretty great, so we think it’s a net positive.

Over the next few weeks, we will be updating our existing open internet disclosure statement and memorializing these clear commitments. And if you ever have any issues with the way we operate our service, let us know by emailing

Happy Interneting,
CEO and Co-Founder of Starry Internet

KRACK and your security

Updated 11.01.2017 to reflect the determination that Starry Station is not vulnerable to the suite of known KRACK exploit techniques.

You might have seen headlines over the past week about a flaw in the standard used to secure WiFi networks. It was discovered by a security researcher at KU Leuven in Belgium, and it can be used to exploit the encrypted communication between WiFi routers and devices.

The security protocol used by practically every consumer WiFi router — including Starry Station — is called WPA2, and parts of it were determined to be vulnerable to a type of attack, now known as KRACK (Key Reinstallation Attack). It’s a serious defect, not only because WPA2 was considered the best available encryption for WiFi networks, but also because the flaw was discovered in the standard itself, making the entire universe of WiFi devices potentially vulnerable to exploit.

Fortunately for our customers, we've worked with our wireless chip vendor to determine that Starry Station is not vulnerable to the suite of known KRACK exploits. That said, you should continue to exercise caution when connecting to other private or public WiFi networks.

There are multiple layers of security that protect the important things you do on the internet. Even if an attacker gained access to your network through KRACK techniques, your internet activity is still encrypted by security certificates and HTTPS — indicated by the little lock you see in the address bar on your web browser.

What you can do to stay safe

If you want to take additional steps to keep yourself safe, here’s what you can do:

  1. Apply updates as soon as they’re issued.
    If you have a non-Starry router make sure it and any WiFi-enabled devices on your network are installed with the latest updates. CERT, the Computer Emergency Readiness Team, maintains vulnerability notes and a list of vendor responses to known vulnerabilities like KRACK.

  2. Use secure sites whenever you’re dealing with private data on the internet.
    Almost every reputable banking, shopping, and social networking site uses the HTTPS protocol — just look for the lock icon in your address bar.

  3. Don’t connect to public WiFi networks.
    This is a best practice all the time, really, because there’s no way to know if the public hot spot has up-to-date security, or if someone nearby is intercepting everyone’s network traffic. If it’s necessary to use a public WiFi, be sure to use a VPN or a built-in service such as Google’s Android 8.0 WiFi Assistant.

  4. Use a VPN to encrypt your internet traffic.
    VPN services will secure network traffic from your devices, but you should only choose a trusted VPN, like those reviewed by Tom’s Guide. Keep in mind that you might need to turn it off to use some services like Netflix or the Apple App Store.

  5. Use an Ethernet connection instead of using WiFi.
    KRACK only affects WiFi networks, so you can get around the risk by hard wiring important devices like your computer if you're waiting for other vendors to issue patches.

How Starry is responding

Again, we have determined that Starry Station is not vulnerable to the known suite of KRACK exploits. We will continue to monitor the situation, however, and post updates to our customers if necessary.

Where you can learn more

If you want to dive into the details of the KRACK vulnerability, you can read more at the following resources:

  • KRACK Attacks: Created by the KU Leuven researcher that discovered the vulnerability and his research team. It has a lot of detailed, technical information.

  • CERT WPA Vulnerability Note: Good overview itemizing critical vulnerabilities and a lists of manufacturer responses.

  • Best VPN Services & Apps of 2017: The Tom’s Guide ratings and reviews of VPN services that can help keep you safe on the internet.

#BeBoldForChange on International Women’s Day

“What, Sir, would the people of the earth be without woman? They would be scarce, sir, almighty scarce.” —MARK TWAIN

On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the contributions that women make to our societies and communities. This year’s theme #BeBoldForChange calls for efforts to forge a better working world that is more gender-inclusive in the workplace.

We couldn’t agree more.

Women’s contributions in the workplace should be celebrated, not just one day a year, but year-round and we’re committed to fostering a workplace culture that is inclusive and diverse. At Starry, women don’t just have a seat at the table, often, they have the head seat. From senior engineers to government affairs, design, business development and sales, women populate leadership roles throughout the company and comprise 20 percent of our workforce. It’s a number that continues to grow and something we’re very proud of.

As a technology startup, we’re laser-focused on our business. But we’re also laser-focused on developing a workplace culture that embraces diversity – of race, gender and perspectives – not just because it looks good, but because it’s good for business. We can serve our customers better when we reflect the communities we serve and that in turn, helps us grow our company.

How can you #BeBoldForChange? Join the International Women’s Day movement by:

  • Challenging bias and inequality
  • Campaigning against violence
  • Forging women’s advancement
  • Celebrating women’s achievement
  • Championing women’s education

Today and every day, let’s all #BeBoldForChange and support making our world more inclusive for all.

Women of Starry #BeBoldForChange