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Sail News: Summer 2016

Posted July 11, 2016 by Sail Internet

FCC Commissioner Discusses Future of Broadband with Sail Internet 

Left to right: Brian Hinman, Commissioner Clyburn, Tabetha Hinman, Kevin Fisher, Jamie Fink.

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, Sail Internet CEO Kevin Fisher and Mimosa founders Brian Hinman and Jamie Fink met yesterday at Mimosa Headquarters in Santa Clara, CA for an open discussion about the future of broadband and how fixed wireless is poised to disrupt the status quo. 

Mimosa, the leader in cloud-managed, fiber-fast wireless solutions, hosted the event to boost awareness of how their innovative new products are making the fixed wireless revolution possible.

Sail Internet a Bay Area ISP with a big vision, is creating a competitive and affordable alternative to cable and DSL in dense suburban areas by delivering high-speed internet access using fixed wireless technology.

“It was an honor to share a stage with FCC Commissioner Clyburn during her visit to the Bay Area. I was able to articulate Sail’s vision for revolutionizing consumer internet access in the U.S., and explore the potential for fixed wireless to address the digital divide — providing cost-effective internet access for those left behind by the big incumbent providers,” said Kevin Fisher, CEO of Sail Internet.

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn can take away from her visit that there’s an internet access revolution happening in Silicon Valley. Fixed wireless technology is bringing savings, speed, competition and greater accessibility to the internet access market.

Sail Joins Stanford's StartX Program

Sail Internet, a new wireless internet service provider with a big vision – to provide faster, cheaper internet than cable and phone companies – announces that the Stanford University-backed StartX Startup Accelerator Program has selected the company’s founders for its Summer 2016 session. The Sail team was admitted to StartX after a rigorous month-long application process, with typically only 10% of applicants being admitted to the program.

“We are honored to be admitted to the StartX startup accelerator program and look forward to both learning from and giving back to the Stanford entrepreneur community,” said Kevin Fisher, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sail Internet.

StartX is a non-profit whose mission is to accelerate the development of Stanford’s top entrepreneurs. Three of Sail’s co-founders have degrees from Stanford. The StartX community has a large network of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and Stanford faculty to mentor founders on all aspects of growing their startup. Sail internet will also receive access to the Stanford-StartX Venture Fund as well as numerous top-tier investors.

The Seed Accelerator Rankings Project ranked StartX as one of the top 10 among the hundreds of startup accelerator programs in the U.S. and was referenced in this TechCrunch article.

Understanding Wi-Fi

Here's our easy-to-follow guide to understanding the two wireless frequency bands, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz., so that you can have great Wi-Fi coverage throughout your home.

Service Area Update

In the last three months, Sail Internet’s customer base in a portion of Fremont's Warm Springs neighborhood more than doubled and we've added our first two businesses. Many of our customers are completing their free trial periods and transitioning to paid service.

After switching to Sail, they’ve noticed their internet connection is dramatically more responsive, which is due to our low latency and much faster 30-50 Mbps upload. Their online backups of their hard drives are faster than they’ve ever experienced.

We know there’s a hunger for better internet — from speed to price to customer service. The number of calls and website visits to us has continually increased and we wish we could provide service to everyone we hear from. We’re currently planning our expansion to more of the Warm Springs neighborhood and then the rest of Fremont. Stay tuned for more progress.

Thank you for supporting our mission to bring fast and affordable internet service to everyone, which inspires us to grow as quickly as we can. We welcome your comments via

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