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Shocked By Monkey

August 1, 2011

Just got hooked on MonkeyBrains.

36Mbps down, and HOLY CRAP 23Mbps UP. (Yes, I know Europe and Japan are laughing hysterically.)

See ya, Comcast.

While Monkeybrains is primarily deploying line of site wireless today, they are proposing some novel things to bring fast Internet to your home, like microtrenching fiber under sidewalks (or even running lines through the sewer system!)  This can provide speeds 100 times faster than anything Comcast or AT&T will deliver any time soon, and have the added benefit of not requiring gigantic-ass graffiti magnets utility boxes. (Also, the MonkeyBrains guys are cool and are based in the Mission.)

They need your help though — contact you Supervisor and tell them to make it easier for local ISPs like Monkeybrains to get permits to build fiber networks to the home and provide real competition to Comcast and AT&T.


9 Comments leave one →
  1. Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable permalink
    August 1, 2011 11:40 am

    Yes! I highly, highly recommend MonkeyBrains! Those guys are the best!

  2. swill permalink
    August 1, 2011 2:01 pm

    Second the MB recommendation…been with them for 4 months now and and couldn’t be happier. Bye bye AT&T! Alex & Rudy rock.

  3. steve muller permalink
    August 1, 2011 3:36 pm

    Malia Cohen just heard from me.

  4. August 1, 2011 4:10 pm

    Hm. Intriguing.

  5. August 7, 2011 9:40 pm

    Is that wireless then? And a business account? How much are they charging for business?

  6. August 8, 2011 11:40 am

    Totally. Bernalwood is powered by MonkeyBrains as well. Broadband for locavores.

  7. September 25, 2011 11:31 am

    Been using monkeybrains since april. I’m very disappointed. My speeds are in the 8 range. they dropped of like a rock as soon as the 3 month free period was over.

    • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable permalink
      September 25, 2011 11:58 am

      Weird. Have you talked to them? It could be that your antenna has gone slightly off target and needs to be re-aimed at the next one?

  8. Mark Smith permalink
    September 2, 2013 1:21 pm

    “permits to build fiber networks to the home”? WTF?!?

    The ISPs need to get f**ing PERMITS to build fiber? No wonder we’re a century behind Korea!

    Relying on the government to regulate the internet is the stupidest thing ever.

    This is the internet we’re talking about! Building a few boxes on city blocks is well worth it to get fast, 21st century internet infrastructure, and the old geezers who think otherwise (especially those in the government) need to hurry up and die so we can continue progressing! It’s harsh, but true. The train of progress can’t be stopped. Either get on it, or get run over.

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