RovAir raising cash for on-demand mobile broadband service
Five-year old company RovAir is trying to raise money to help it launch a new business model that provides on-demand mobile broadband access for as low as $1 per hour.
RovAir Ondemand would offer pay-as-you-go cellular broadband service like how Wi-Fi hotspots do for wireless broadband in fixed locations. RovAir's pitch is that it can switch on a customer's 3G USB stick or personal hotspot modem for use with a mobile broadband account only when needed and then switch it off. Customers would pay no membership fees or sign any long-term contracts.
RovAir has launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign with a goal of raising $45,000 that the company says will help it to complete a Web-based platform to provide automatic activations and also provide connections "down to the hour or even for just minutes at a time." ...