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Purdue University started blocking popular streaming websites like Netflix in its academic buildings after complaints of the network slowing to a crawl, while students streamed videos and games. (Jade87/Pixabay)
Purdue University started blocking popular streaming websites like Netflix in its academic buildings after complaints of the network slowing to a crawl, while students streamed videos and games. (Jade87/Pixabay)
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Purdue University started blocking Netflix and other popular streaming websites in all of its academic buildings this week after some faculty complained about the network slowing to a crawl, while students streamed videos and games on apps like Hulu, Steam and HBO.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Dr. Stephen Beaudoin, professor of chemical engineering at Purdue.

This segment aired on March 22, 2019.

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