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Comcast to impose home internet data cap of 1.2TB in more than a dozen US states next year

Next year, Comcast plans to charge home internet customers in northeastern US states for going over 1.2TB of data in a month — a cap that’s already in effect for customers on non-unlimited plans in other parts of the country.

In January and February, Comcast will give its Xfinity customers not on an unlimited plan a “credit” for any data usage charges over 1.2TB during those months to ease them into the new limits. Then, starting in March, non-unlimited customers who exceed 1.2TB in a month will be charged $10 per 50GB of data, for a maximum of $100.


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Los Angeles County Is Home to the Most Expensive Markets in the US

Los Angeles County is home to the largest number of expensive markets in the country. A new survey from Yardi’s Property Shark analyzed the most expensive zip codes in terms of residential transactions, and ranked the top 100. Los Angeles had 23 zip codes on the list, the highest concentration of any individual market.

“Los Angeles County has traditionally had a larger presence on this ranking than other counties—even New York—due to the area’s long-term desirability, especially among high-income buyers, its economic power and the types of industries it relies on and continues to attract, and its ongoing housing shortage.

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A fourth-grader walked to school to use its WiFi because he didn’t have internet at home

Schools in the Roswell Independent School District have been conducting classes online because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Angel Endecott says her son Jonathon turns 10 next month and is a very independent child. They live near the school, and Jonathon walked to school and home last year, when school was in session.

Endecott, who works in home health, lost both of her jobs at one point because of Covid-19. She’s back at work at one of her jobs but wasn’t able to afford internet service.

She said her son was happy when she told him to go to the

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Former tech CEO gets home confinement for college admissions bribe

By COLLIN BINKLEY | The Associated Press

BOSTON — A former tech executive was sentenced Monday to one year of home confinement for paying $300,000 to bribe his son’s way into Georgetown University as a tennis recruit, even though the son did not play tennis.

Peter Dameris, of Pacific Palisades, California, appeared before a Boston federal court judge via video because of the coronavirus pandemic. He pleaded guilty in June to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

His sentence also included a $95,000 fine and three years of supervised release.

Prosecutors had recommended

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Best Internet Modems | Home Internet Gadgets 2020

Whether you’re currently (or always) working from home or just playing your way through a Game Pass subscription, high-speed internet is crucial. If you notice your connection becoming less reliable and download times lagging, it usually means you need to update either your modem or router. For a new, powerful router, look here. Should it be the modem that’s failing, consider one of these great models with high speeds and other features to ensure nothing slows you down.

Check out quick info below on the top five modems, then scroll deeper for more helpful buying advice and full reviews.

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