If you would like to get some background information on how fiber compares to other broadband technologies, such as DSL and Cable, check out this 12 minute instructional (and occasionally humorous) video. Bob Evans explains the differences between these technologies in laymen’s terms.
The rich are getting gouged, the poor are very often left out, and this means that we’re creating, yet again, two Americas, and deepening inequality through this communications inequality.
– Susan Crawford
Susan Crawford, former special assistant to President Obama for science, technology and innovation, and author of Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age, was recently on Bill Moyers to discuss how our government has allowed a few powerful media conglomerates to put profit ahead of the public interest — rigging the rules, raising prices, and stifling competition. As a result, Crawford says, all of us are at the mercy of the biggest business monopoly since Standard Oil in the first Gilded Age a hundred years ago.
“Fiber to the Home” (FTTH) is the popular name of the type of internet connectivity we are talking about bringing to Princeton. Curious about what exactly “Fiber to the Home” means? If you want to get an easy-to-understand explanation that avoids all of the technical mumbo-jumbo, check out the following brief (2:37) overview video. Do you want fiber to your home?