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VOL. 40 | NO. 4 | Friday, January 22, 2016

Cable-industry disruptor Aereo is back with new Internet service

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NEW YORK (AP) — Cable's pricey Internet packages may get some competition from the founder of Aereo, whose first attempt to shake up the cable industry was quashed by the Supreme Court.

The new service is called Starry, and it's expected to launch in Boston this summer. The founder, Chet Kanojia, decried the lack of competition in broadband at an event in New York Wednesday. He declined to specify cost, but suggests that he's aiming for less than $80 a month.

As a reference point: Comcast, the cable company in Boston, currently offers Internet for as low as $35 a month, though that rises to about $70 in two years.

Kanojia's previous startup sought to offer over-the-air television channels through the Internet for a lower monthly fee than cable. Broadcasters sued on copyright grounds.

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