Co-Founder and CTO
Joseph “Joe” Lipowski is the Chief Technology Officer for Starry Inc., a wideband hybrid fiber wireless internet service provider, pioneering the deployment of next generation, high-capacity, point-to-multipoint, fixed wireless broadband using millimeter waves. 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. Starry is currently serving customers in the Boston, New York City, DC, Los Angeles and Denver metro areas, with an expansion and spectrum access roadmap that covers more than 40 million households nationwide.
Prior to joining Starry, Joe served as the Chief Technology Officer for Aereo, Inc., where he led the technology development for Aereo’s proprietary, cloud-based antenna/DVR platform. Before Aereo, he served as Senior Vice President of Engineering at LoJack Corporation, where he led the engineering team to develop products and operate services for the stolen vehicle recovery and persons at-risk markets.
Joe has held a number of senior technology leadership roles, including Vice President of Research, Base Station Subsystems Group of Andrew Corporation. He joined Andrew as part of its acquisition of Celiant Corporation where he was a founder and Celiant’s Chief Technology Officer from its spin-off as the RF Power Amplifier division of Lucent’s Wireless Networks Group. Joe joined Lucent/Bell Laboratories in 1997 as Director of RF Hardware Development, where he led the development of RF Subsystems and Cellular Base Stations including Power Amplifiers, Transceivers, and Filters.
Prior to joining Lucent, Joe held a series of increasingly responsible leadership roles with start-up Pacific Communication Sciences, Inc., (acquired by Cirrus Logic) in San Diego and Boston developing RF Chipsets and subscriber terminals.
Joe holds the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.