NYT Room for Debate: TV or Not TV?

May 5, 2015–Susan responds to the most recent Room for Debate question about the federal plan to buy local airwaves and sell them to telecom companies. “You can’t have a wireless connection without a wire somewhere nearby, and only fiber can handle the tsunami of data we use.” 

Marketplace Tech: Cable Giants Call Off Merger

April 24, 2015–Listen to the news segment here.  “All that scale would give Comcast enormous discretion over what reaches Americans, what Americans pay, information flows, customer service—really unlimited power,” says Susan Crawford is co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.

NYT: Comcast’s Sunken Deal

April 23, 2015–The New York Times describes the downfall of Comcast’s bid to acquire Time Warner, and Susan explains President Obama’s role in stopping the cable giant’s bid for its rival. 

Open Internet Victory (Financial Times)

April 24, 2015–Susan weighs in on the end of the Comcast-TWC merger and the future of the cable industry. 

PBS NewsHour: How New York is Bringing Internet-Deprived Homes Out of the Digital Dark

April 25, 2015–Susan joins guests to discuss how to connect the 730,000 homes in NYC without broadband access.

The National Broadband Plan

In “Why Obama is In the Lead on High-Speed Internet Access Policy,” I implied that things had dramatically changed in national telecommunications policy since the release of the National Broadband Plan in March 2010. I don’t want to leave the impression that the National Broadband Plan was anything other than extraordinary. It represented the culmination of [...]