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Netflix, Net Neutrality, and Small-Town Internet Access

Angel Alvarez, center, holds his phone as he and Eduardo and Giovanni Alvarez watch Youtube videos. They're camped outside the library in Plains, Kansas, using the Wi-Fi signal because broadband can be hard to come by in town. (photo credit: Josh Harbour/Special to the Kansas News Service)

 The lack of high-speed internet is a real problem for rural Kansas. Without it, businesses locate elsewhere, young people flee, aging residents can’t access telemedicine -- towns are at risk of becoming ghost towns. And as Ben Kuebrich of the Kansas News Service explains, Netflix is sucking up a lot of what bandwidth there is. 

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