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Starry is on a Mission to Provide High-Quality, Affordable Internet That Helps Move Communities Forward

Starry is on a Mission to Provide High-Quality, Affordable Internet That Helps Move Communities Forward

On episode 137 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, I spoke with Chaitanya “Chet” Kanojia, co-founder and CEO of Starry Inc, about providing affordable, high-quality internet that helps move communities forward.

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Chaitanya “Chet” Kanojia is the co-founder and CEO of Starry Inc. , a broadband hybrid wireless fiber technology company focused on building high-quality, affordable broadband across the United States.

Prior to Starry, Chet was the founder and CEO of Aereo, Inc. , a leading online TV platform that has enabled consumers to record and watch live HD TV on any type of internet connected device via OTA antenna and DVR.

Previously, Chet was the founder and CEO of Navic Networks. Like Aereo, Navic Networks has tackled the challenges of today’s highly fragmented media landscape. Under Chet’s leadership, Navic Networks grew into the undisputed leader in advanced television advertising and was acquired by Microsoft in 2008.

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Chet holds more than 31 patents in fields ranging from robotics to data communication systems and is an innovator known for moving beyond traditional solutions and developing innovative solutions.

Noted as part of Vanity Fair’s 2013 “Next List” and named Inc.’s 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year. Aereo Technology was also selected as one of TIME’s Top 50 Web Sites (2012) and Top 50 Technology (2013) by the MIT Technology Review.

In 2019, Chet was honored with the IP3 Public Knowledge Award for Internet Protocol for his years in developing technology for the benefit of competition and consumer choice.

Chet holds a Master’s degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology in Bhopal, India.

About my star

Starry was recently named to the 2nd annual TIME100 List of Most Influential Companies.

Starry is a developer of next-generation fixed wireless technology and an Internet service provider on a mission to connect as many people as possible with affordable, high-quality home broadband.

The company believes that connectivity is a social good, and therefore should be affordable and ubiquitous.

Starry’s goal is to provide competitive, high-quality, low-cost broadband options to residents of every community they serve.

They currently serve subscribers in six major US cities today — Boston, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, New York City, Denver, and Columbus, Ohio — and have a roadmap to expansion that covers more than 40 million families nationwide.

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Grant Trarant


Grant is the founder of Causeartist, one of the world’s most influential business platforms. Since 2013, Causeartist has been read in more than 150 countries. Grant has interviewed more than 700 influential entrepreneurs from around the world, highlighting innovations in ethical fashion, climate change, ethical technology, impact investing, and sustainable travel.



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