One of the areas we are investing in and trying to build a portfolio around is next gen internet access. We have one investment and are close to another. We’d like to build a portfolio of a number of innovative and disruptive approaches to broadband internet access in the next few years.
So any new service that attempts to make internet access easier and better is of interest to me. AVC regular John Revay sent me an email today asking if I’m going to get a Project Fi account. I told him I was thinking about it. Right now it is invite only. I’ve put in a request for an invite and maybe this blog post will help me get to the front of the line.
Here’s what I like about the Project Fi offering:
1) it’s a network of networks. i get to roam on two mobile carrier networks instead of one.
2) it supplements the two carrier networks with over a million “free and verified” wifi hotspots
3) you can get mobile data internationally at the same cost as you pay for it in the US
It’s only available right now on the Nexus6, which happily is what I’m using right now.
So I’m hoping to give it a try as soon as possible. And when I do, I will let you all know how it goes.