U.S. Cellular to offer 4G service in NH
U.S. Cellular and its partner, King Street Wireless, will launch a 4G LTE network in more than 30 new markets on Monday, including several New Hampshire communities.
Cities and towns in New Hampshire that are now within the U.S. Cellular 4G LTE service area include Manchester, Concord, Keene, Claremont, Laconia, Tilton and Sunapee, among others. In telecommunications, 4G is the fourth generation of mobile phone mobile communications standards.
With 4G LTE capable smartphones, customers have the ability to talk and access the Internet at the same time, with faster speeds that allow customers to begin watching a movie in seconds and stream video with little to no buffering.
AT&T and Verizon announced expanded high-speed 4G LTE networks in August.
Local company reaches milestone
MANCHESTER - Mosaic Storage Systems, an online storage solution for serious photographers, announced that it is hosting more than one million images after only 10 weeks in the market.
The company, based at the abi Innovation Hub on Commercial Street, produces Mosaic View, which integrates with Adobe's Lightroom to provide instant access to photos from any Internet-connected device, including tablets and smartphones.
Until the launch of Mosaic View, Lightroom customers did not have a cloud option for automatically viewing their photos on the web or mobile devices," said Mosaic CEO Gerard Murphy. "We are photographers. We couldn't believe this didn't exist. So we set out to build it."
Lightroom competes with Apple's Aperture and iPhoto products, and is available in Mac format only. A Windows version is expected later this year, Murphy said. Photographers can store up to 2,000 images for free, with unlimited image access at $24 per month.
Energy programs win awards
CONCORD - New Hampshire's wood pellet rebate program has been recognized as one of the most outstanding renewable energy programs in the country, according to the Clean Energy States Alliance, which made the award last week.
The program, administered by the Sustainable Energy Division of the state Public Utilities Commission, offers rebates of 30 percent of the system and installation cost, or $6,000, whichever is less, for New Hampshire residents who invest in high-efficiency, bulk-fuel fed, wood-pellet central heating boilers and furnaces.
The wood pellet program was one of seven projects nationally to be recognized in the 2012 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards (SLICE).
The state Sustainable Energy Division was also recently recognized by the National Council of State Housing Agencies for a grant program to retrofit low-income housing with energy-efficiency measures, funded by proceeds from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. The annual target of the Greener Homes Program is to upgrade the energy efficiency for approximately 785 low-income units.