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Time to Learn: Fiber vs. DSL vs. Cable

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.


Do You Suffer from SIS? Take the Test and See.

If you are interested in seeing the difference between what your current internet speed is compared to what it would be with an ultrafast Fiber to the Home connection, go to Speedtest.net and get your results. Then, once you are finished, compare your results with what is shown in this video.

SURGEON GENERAL’S WARNING: If you live in Princeton, compare your speed test results with the video below at your own risk. Lab studies have confirmed that viewing in underserved areas, such as Princeton, may lead to increased frustration, exasperation, and even excessive perspiration. To combat this condition known as SIS (Slow Internet Syndrome), the Surgeon General recommends citizens getting involved to bringing about change.

Why U.S. Internet Access is Slow, Costly and Unfair

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.

Watch her video interview »


Fiber to My Home? Here’s a Video Overview of What That Means

“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?