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Co-Founder and CEO
Chaitanya “Chet” Kanojia is co-founder and CEO of Starry, Inc., a vertically-integrated technology and internet service provider, pioneering the deployment of next generation, high-capacity, point-to-multipoint, fixed wireless broadband. Starry is re- imagining how consumers connect to the internet by developing an eco-system of products designed to make broadband access simple and affordable.
Chet holds more than 31 patents in fields ranging from robotics to data communications systems and is an innovative leader known for pushing beyond the conventional and developing breakthrough solutions. He has been recognized as one of the “Top Disruptors of 2013” by Forbes magazine, noted as part of Vanity Fair’s 2013 “Next Establishment List” and named one of Inc. Magazine’s 2013 “Entrepreneurs of the Year.” Aereo’s technology was also named one of TIME magazine’s Top 50 Best Websites (2012) and a Top 50 Technology (2013) by MIT Technology Review. In 2019, Chet was honored with Public Knowledge’s IP3 Award for Internet Protocol for his years of work developing technology in the interest 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. Chet also serves on the Board of Trustees at Northeastern University.