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Funnily enough, small-town broadband cheaper than big cable packages, say Harvard eggheads

Richard Bennett

The data is more telling than the analysis. On average, the 27 community networks were $10/month cheaper but 7 Mbps slower than their commercial rivals. And community networks do offer teaser rates; Longmont, CO, for example, offers a lifetime low rate to early adopters.

See http://hightechforum.org for a look at the data.

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