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 lowers price of 5K iMac, adds new $1,999 configuration

Apple on Tuesday unveiled a new entry-level $1,999 configuration for its ultra high-resolution 5K iMac while dropping the price of the top-end model to just $2,299, making it easier for consumers to get their hands on Retina-quality displays for the desktop.



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Sapphire screen cover hampers Apple Watch display quality, expert says

The best screen image quality can actually be found on Apple’s entry-level Apple Watch Sport, as the costlier stainless steel and Edition versions feature sapphire covers that degrade image quality with higher reflectance, a display expert claims.



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Sapphire screen cover hampers Apple Watch display quality, expert says

The best screen image quality can actually be found on Apple’s entry-level Apple Watch Sport, as the costlier stainless steel and Edition versions feature sapphire covers that degrade image quality with higher reflectance, a display expert claims.



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Gold 'Apple Watch Edition' could cost $1,200, industry insiders say

As Apple only announced an entry-level $349 price tier for its upcoming Apple Watch, speculation continues to run rampant, with the latest report claiming high-end gold models could sell for $1,200 when they launch next year.



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Apple launches $199 16GB iPod touch with rear camera in 6 colors, slashes prices on 32GB & 64GB models

Apple’s entry-level 16-gigabyte iPod touch received an update on Thursday, dropping the price to $199 while adding a rear iSight camera and expanding its color options to six. Apple also slashed prices on the 32- and 64-gigabyte variants, now priced respectively at $249 and $299.



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$899 MacBook Air taps Apple into massive $63B-per-year notebook market

Apple’s new entry-level 11-inch MacBook Air is the company’s most affordable notebook in its history –?an aggressive pricing move that one analyst has predicted will help the Mac further eat away at the Windows PC market.



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