Cheap, high-speed Internet service? It may be just around the corner, according to @Home's chief executive. An increase in advertising dollars may help subsidize services to the point where the cost to consumers will be minimal, Tom Jermoluk said at a conference. Meanwhile, a new chip developed by Conexant could cut the price of cable modems in two.
@Home chief: Access prices will fall
update Tom Jermoluk predicts that access fees for his high-speed Internet service could hit rock bottom as Net advertising and e-commerce dollars increase.
New chip may slice cable modem prices
Flat-rate Net access still alive, for now