FreedomPop offers free home broadband
A startup looks to disrupt the broadband industry with free Internet, Facebook makes privacy settings easier to find, and a video shows what could be the next BlackBerry phone.
Wednesday's CNET Update wants to break free:
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Freedom Pop is offering
1GB of free home Internet service every month
with purchase of its router, which costs $90. Those that stream video or need more data can upgrade to 10GB for $10 a month, or pay-as-you-go for $5 a gigabyte. The service uses Clearwire's 4G WiMAX network. Free home Internet service can shake up the broadband industry, much like Skype changed the voice industry.
Also in today's news roundup:
- Facebook added
new ways to access privacy settings
- Microsoft's Surface tablet is
now sold at Best Buy and Staples
- Photos and video of what looks like the new BlackBerry phone
have been posted online
- Flickr wants a piece of the photo-filter-sharing action and has
revamped its iPhone app
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