Study: Community-Owned Broadband Beats Commercial ISPs on Price


Community-owned fiber-to-home broadband networks generally charge less for entry-level service than private providers, according to the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, which released its findings last week. Despite lower “teaser rates” private providers offer during the first year of service, publicly-owned fiber-to-the-home networks in 23 of 27 communities examined offered lower-priced service when averaged over four years, researchers working on Berkman’s Responsive Communities project found.

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Apple takes on new PR rep for video content as former PR exec heads to Twitter

Article Image Apple on Monday hired a former VP at AMC, Bernadette Simpao, to take charge of its PR efforts for apps and content on the Apple TV, along with several categories of iTunes media. Separately, Twitter officially hired former Apple PR executive Natalie Kerris to head its global communications team.

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iPad Pro could use much faster 29W charging, if Apple allows USB 3 Lightning cables

Article Image The USB 3 capable Lightning port on Apple’s iPad Pro could use an incoming charge of up to 29 watts, matching the abilities of Apple’s 12-inch MacBook. But without any USB 3 Lightning cables yet available on the market, this power remains untapped for now.

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Microsoft may launch its mobile keyboard on multiple platforms, starting with the iPhone

Ever since Satya Nadella took charge of Microsoft, there has been a significant move from the mobile squad to launch apps on Android and iOS.

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Review: Griffin WatchStand Charging Dock for Apple Watch

Apple Watch owners looking to conveniently charge and showcase their wrist-worn device have a new, affordable quality option with the Griffin WatchStand Charging Dock.

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New battery could charge your phone in just 60 seconds

Designers of a new aluminum-ion battery say it could charge a smartphone in about a minute and endure far more rechargings than today’s lithium-ion batteries.

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AppleCare+ protection for Apple Watch could reach $999 – report

Apple has yet to reveal how much it will charge to add AppleCare+ protection to its new wearable, but new screenshots that purport to show internal pricing suggest that plans will start at $59 for Apple Watch Sport and hit as much as $999 for Apple Watch Edition.



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First look: Fitbit Charge HR fitness band with real-time heart rate sensor

Fitbit’s new Charge HR fitness band puts an emphasis on wearability with a slim and light form factor, but maintains a wealth of health tracking features including a real-time heart rate sensor and onboard display.



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First look: Fitbit expands range with Charge, pulse-monitoring Charge HR, GPS-enabled Surge

Fitbit introduced its latest fitness tracking devices at CES in the Charge, heart rate-sensing Charge HR band and Surge “fitness super watch,” the latter of which features standalone GPS tracking capabilities.



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Apple quality control manager responsible for iOS 8.0.1 also tied to Maps app debacle

According to a new report, the quality assurance manager in charge of Apple’s buggy iOS 8.0.1 update was also leading a team accountable for the maligned Maps app launched with iOS 6 two years ago.



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Scientists discover the reason that batteries lose capacity over time: Nanocrystals!

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Too many charge cycles and even the most advanced lithium-ion battery will start to lose its edge. Researchers from the US Department of Energy might have figured out why that happens and what to do about it.

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