**Editor’s note: **_Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research and
blogs at Techspressive._ Connectify, a Philadelphia-based software company
obsessed with making the Internet faster and using Kickstarter to do so, this
week pulled the plug on Switchboard, its most recent connectivity campaign.
Alex Gizis, Connectify’s CEO, said his backers wanted it that way. Connectify
is no stranger to Kickstarter. When the company launched its Dispatch software
that aggregates multiple broadband connections to boost speed, it raised over
$100,000 and delivered its rewards on time.