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Today Susan Crawford speaks to Fresh Air’s Dave Davies about the battle over high-speed internet. Internet service providers, especially cable companies, are not required to treat all websites equally. They can provide faster service to some sites and slower, interrupted service to others who refuse to pay them extra fees.  In fact, when a video is buffering, it might not be the video loading at all. Crawford explains: 

"Arstechnica did a great article about this called “Why YouTube Buffers.” Why do you sit there in front of what you thought was going to be your favorite YouTube clip and you see nothing but a multicolored wheel spinning in space? You may think it’s the YouTube application. You may think there’s something wrong with your computer. It’s probably the Network provider making life unpleasant for YouTube because YouTube has refused to pay in order to cross its wires to reach you. And we’ll be seeing much more of that kind of activity in the future…

[This will become the case with] anything that requires a high-capacity connection—so…streamed video, home security services, anything where the cable operator feels that it could be providing a service that you would love more, they’ll try to get you hooked on their service, and make life commercially unpleasant for the other service and you will follow suit.”

nprfreshair:

Today Susan Crawford speaks to Fresh Air’s Dave Davies about the battle over high-speed internet. Internet service providers, especially cable companies, are not required to treat all websites equally. They can provide faster service to some sites and slower, interrupted service to others who refuse to pay them extra fees.  In fact, when a video is buffering, it might not be the video loading at all. Crawford explains:

"Arstechnica did a great article about this called “Why YouTube Buffers.” Why do you sit there in front of what you thought was going to be your favorite YouTube clip and you see nothing but a multicolored wheel spinning in space? You may think it’s the YouTube application. You may think there’s something wrong with your computer. It’s probably the Network provider making life unpleasant for YouTube because YouTube has refused to pay in order to cross its wires to reach you. And we’ll be seeing much more of that kind of activity in the future…

[This will become the case with] anything that requires a high-capacity connection—so…streamed video, home security services, anything where the cable operator feels that it could be providing a service that you would love more, they’ll try to get you hooked on their service, and make life commercially unpleasant for the other service and you will follow suit.”

Making School more human |Detroit Future Schools & Michigan Radio

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Last week I had the amazing honor of being featured in a small piece by the amazing Zak Rosen of Michigan Radio. The Piece is called “Making School More Human” it is a peak into the work that is happening in Detroit Future Schools Classrooms, like the one at The James and Grace Lee Boggs School.

So please check it out! Here
http://stateofopportunity.michiganradio.org/post/making-school-more-human