The reviews are in. And the results…

This week Starry Station started to make its way into the world. The results? From setup to daily use to performance and beyond, Starry Station shined in every category. We’ve gathered some of our favorites quotes below.

Setup is a breeze.
Traditionally in the router category, setup has been a major struggle. Until now. Here’s what a few reviewers had to say about getting started with Station.

"Starry turns the unusually mundane task [of setting up your network] into a game..." (TIME)

"The setup process is dead simple." (CNET)

"Starry Station will be a breeze to set up and use...I was up and running in minutes." (The Verge)

...And so is daily use.
But it wasn’t just the setup they found simple. Seeing who’s online. Choosing a Wi-Fi name. Contacting Support. Overwhelmingly, reviewers noted the ease and simplicity of the entire experience.

"...a wonderfully usable piece of design..." (Fast Co. Design)

"There's no need to interpret blinking lights...every bit of information you need is accessible with just a few taps." (TIME)

"Starry Station is packed with all the high-end networking gadgetry you'd expect from a premium router, but the real story is how friendly it is to use." (Tech Insider)

Performance is exceptional.
It may be super simple to use, but that doesn’t mean it underperforms. Quite the contrary. When put to the test, Starry Station proved that simplicity and outstanding performance can (and do) coexist.

“...delivers fast speeds, it's easy to set up, it offers more flexible controls than most routers, and it looks nice." (TIME)

"...passed the stress test with flying colors, being able to constantly handle heavy tasks between multiple devices for two days without disconnecting even once.” (CNET)

“It has a sustained speed on the 5GHz band of 711Mbps at a close range of 10 feet, which is among the best I've seen.” (CNET)

Putting it all together.
Starry Station was designed to give people a better, easier way to do what they love online. Based on the initial reviews, it’s clear that that’s reflected through the overall experience Starry Station delivers. An experience only the Rolls Royce of routers could provide.

Add your voice to the mix. Order Starry Station today.
Fact: Most of us may never own a Rolls-Royce. But we can all own the Rolls-Royce of routers. Order yours today on Amazon or through Starry.com and share photos using the hashtag #starrystation, and don’t forget to tag @StarryInternet. We’d love to hear from you.

Starry's Kristen Thiede on Infrastructure

Last week, the New York City Mayor’s Office for International Affairs held “Equity In and Through Tech: Moving from Conversation to Implementation” at the Ford Foundation in New York City. It was the official side event of the 60th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. The event’s aim? Highlighting the importance of broadband and technology in achieving equity, specifically, gender equity within the tech space.

The event featured an inspiring lineup of speakers who work within the tech industry, as well as a series of “Mini TED-Talk” presentations by leading experts in the field. One of those experts was Starry’s SVP of Business Development and Corporate Strategy, Kristen Thiede.

Kristen led the audience in a discussion about innovations in infrastructure with respect to broadband and connectivity, and the differences between licensed and unlicensed spectrum. To hear her full speech, play the video below beginning at minute 26.

Meet Starry at SXSW

Will you be at SXSW? Do you want to be a part of the Starry team? Were you not planning on going to SXSW but are now considering it because you really want to work with us? If you answered Yes to any combination of those questions, we’d love to meet you.

You’ll be able to drop off your resume at our event on
Saturday, March 12th | 3pm to 7pm
Palm Door on Sabine
401 Sabine Street | Austin, TX 78701

The event is currently sold out, but we’ll be releasing more tickets in the next few days. Even if you don’t have a ticket, you can drop off your resume.

We’re currently hiring across the following departments:
Design (NYC)
Engineering (BOS/NYC)
Firmware (Boston)
Marketing (NYC)
UX/UI (BOS/NYC)

For a full list of positions, visit www.starry.com/careers. If you don’t see a position that’s right for you, but you’re interested in working with Starry, we’d still love to meet you.

Please email marketing@starry.com with any questions.

See you in Austin.

Your Connected Week No. 1

Welcome to the inaugural installment of Your Connected Week, a roundup of some of the week’s most interesting stories—from the entertaining to the bizarre—revolving around Wi-Fi and Internet. We’ve gathered our favorites and packaged them up for your reading pleasure.

Presidents: They’re Just Like Us
In an interview earlier this week, POTUS and FLOTUS expressed frustrations with the White House’s spotty Wi-Fi service, even calling it “a little sketchy.” The president said they’re aiming to get “this whole tech thing” resolved before the next occupants move in, but that doesn’t do much to help Malia and Sasha in the meantime. We feel your pain, first family. (Digital Trends)

But why is he yelling Omaha?
Thanks to Google Trends, we now know what people were Googling during Super Bowl 50. Game start time was the top question, and, not surprisingly, quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Cam Newton were the most-searched players. Buffalo chicken dip emerged the MVP of the recipe category, as the most-Googled dish of the night. Mashable lets you relive the entire game and see top trends minute by minute. (Mashable)

#swiperightforlove
No Valentine yet? There’s an app for that. Online dating service Hinge surveyed 1000 happy couples who met via the app. On average, participants exchanged messages with 16 eligible bachelors/bachelorettes and went on four-to-five dates before meeting their significant other. The survey deemed Sunday night the best time to soulmate search, with a 36% higher response rate than any other time of the week. Hop on your Wi-Fi and swipe right for love, people. (Hinge)

If you can't walk to work...
New Yorkers, rejoice. A new app called Subspotting is here to make your subway commute (slightly) better. Subspotting offers you information about all 469 subway stations, lets you know which ones are Wi-Fi enabled, and even gives you average cell reception based on your carrier. It also marks the overground stretches of each line so you can queue up that “Running 10 min. late. Sorry!!” text perfectly. (Gizmodo)

Wait. These Aren’t Raisinets.
For this weekend’s premier of Zoolander 2, Vue Cinemas in London is giving moviegoers the VIP treatment with on-demand prosecco service. Here’s how it works: Lucky patrons in “Press-ecco” seats will have access to private Wi-Fi hotspots; once logged in, they can order a glass of prosecco and have it delivered to their seat with just one click—and they don’t even have to be really, really, really, ridiculously good looking. (BT)

What were the Wi-Fi stories that helped you procrastinate this week?