CNBC Upstart 100

Common Networks


Founders: Zach Brock (CEO), Grace Chen, Jessica Shalek, Mark Jen
Launched: 2016
Headquarters: San Francisco
Industry: Telecom

Pictured above: Zach Brock

A Common Networks field technician installing Terragraph technology on a roof in San Francisco

Common Networks is building an all-wireless internet network using local connections and open 5G technology. The service costs $34.99/month and is available in five cities (and a sixth coming soon) in the San Francisco Bay Area. Top investors include General Catalyst, Eclipse Ventures and Lux Capital.