One of the shows on Netflix I really like is Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj. This is a show that is not only funny but also informative. The episode I am sharing here is titled “Why Your Internet Sucks”. Here is this episode description via YouTube:
On the latest episode of Patriot Act, Hasan discusses Internet inequality in the U.S. and the reasons why millions of Americans cannot get online in 2019. Even though the Internet is considered a basic human right by the UN, many poor and rural communities across the country are still left with little to no access to broadband networks. This lack of Internet access then further impacts the ability of these communities to obtain healthcare, education, and other important necessities. While Internet service providers like Comcast and Charter are largely to blame for Internet inequality in parts of the country, the FCC is making things worse by siding with private corporations at the expense of millions of Americans who lack access to what has become a vital tool for everyday life.
Since so many Americans lack access to streaming platforms like Netflix, we decided to put out a DVD version of this episode that can be rented at dvd.com/patriotact. Just don’t forget to mail it back when you are done with it.
Watch Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/80239931
Here is this episode via YouTube: (note – if strong language is not your thing…this might not be the show for you)
The information discussed about internet inequality and digital divide is a great listen. Education was the big thing that caught my attention with this episode. Some interesting facts about things happening for access to the internet.
Also the stuff about Comcast is pure gold if you have ever had Comcast as your service provider. To be fair, Verizon customer service can be pretty bad as well at times.
The lobbying information from ISPs was also interesting to me…and something to watch on candidate and elected officials finance reports in the future. Yep…that will be a new item for me to watch and possibly report on in future articles about the money taken from our local candidates and officials.
Finally…who knew that Netflix still had a DVD service? I didn’t…but was something I learned by watching this episode.
Look…do not listen to this show around your kids…or at work…those are not the places to watch/listen to this show. I know some will be turned off by the language used by this comedian…but if it doesn’t bother you…give it a listen and check out the show on Netflix. It is an interesting way to provide information that would be normally be boring…done in a funny and informative way.
That is my Netflix recommendation for the day. Have a great one.