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High Fiber: Find out why your broadband stinks Friday night

May 12, 2011 Comments off

Ever wonder why your broadband is so sloooow?   Well, you aren’t the only one.

Rick Karr is an top notch investigative journalist – he’s done pieces with Bill Moyers, great video pieces for Engaget, and tons of radio for NPR.  If you were listening to NPR on 9/11, you definitely heard him-  he was reporting live from NYC for NPR during that tragic day.

Rick’s been covering the problems with the internet here in the U.S. for a decade now.  He has a new documentary out on why the internet stinks in the U.S. when compared to the rest of the world.  There are reasons we have low broadband speed and high prices.  You probably won’t be to happy when you find out those reasons, and you’ll probably feel ripped off.

His new video piece on our internet problems is called “High Fiber”. It’s on PBS’s “Need to Know” tomorrow night, Friday May 13.

In New York, “Need to Know” airs Friday evening at 8:30. The piece should air at around 8:40.

In other markets, please “check local listings”, as they say.

Elsewhere in the world, please look for the piece online — as of Saturday — at

Fortunately for me, we’ve been dear friends for decades.  I’d be a pauper if I owed him for every time…  🙂

[Update:  added the photo, and changed the title once I realized it pushed the payoff forever into the future]

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