Washington Post: With Facebook on the Ropes, Internet Providers Seek to Press Their Advantage in Washington

April 10, 2018 – The disarray and tumult afflicting the tech industry is an opportunity for Internet providers to gain a bigger foothold with policymakers, according to Susan Crawford, a Harvard University law professor. “Charter is using the current kerfuffle over Facebook to divert any regulatory energy that might have been heading its way towards Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google,” Crawford said.

Crawford Mentioned in The Oregonian’s Guest Opinion on Net Neutrality

December 16, 2017 – “As pointed out by Harvard Law Professor Susan Crawford, five American companies account for more than 80 percent of wired internet subscriptions nationally and have almost total power in their territories. According to the federal agency’s own data, most Americans have only one choice for high-speed internet. Therefore, marketplace competition will not be galloping to their rescue.”

If Net Neutrality Is Repealed, What Will It Mean For People Who Don’t Have Broadband Yet?

December 8, 2017 – In this WGBH special, Harvard Law Professor Susan Crawford explains that small towns will lose key leverage once the FCC’s new rules go into effect. “Through saying, ‘Look, come and build this network for us. But you can only build it by providing equal service to everybody in town and at a low price,’ that’s how that particular direction is being carried out in Massachusetts,” Crawford said. But she said towns may not be able to do that anymore.

Diane Rehm: An About Face On Net Neutrality, Then, How President Trump Is Reshaping the Judiciary

December 1, 2017 – Harvard Law Professor Susan Crawford on the risks of the FCC’s plan to do away with net neutrality rules and why she believes the agency should be focused instead on ensuring that all Americans have access to cheap, world class internet access. Then, Charlie Savage of the New York Times on how President Trump is reshaping the U.S. judiciary.

NYT: Washington Has Delivered a Tangled Message on AT&T’s Power

November 21, 2017 – In a matter of hours this week, the Trump administration twice weighed in on one of the central issues shaping business and society today — just how much market power big companies should be allowed to amass. Yet in back-to-back developments, two federal agencies arrived at starkly different conclusions, and one company, AT&T, found itself on opposite sides of the debate…“The F.C.C. is saying that they’re going to give up any legal authority over regulating high-speed internet,” said Susan Crawford, a professor at Harvard Law School….

Governing Magazine Examines P3s to Bridge Digital Divides

May 1, 2017 – Many municipalities are forming public-private partnerships to bring high-speed Internet to long-neglected places. Their approaches, however, vary widely. Susan Crawford weighs in on Google Fiber: “People got all excited about Google Fiber, which was very useful, because it opened people’s eyes to the country’s need for world-class, cheap data. But Google Fiber was never going to reach every city in America, because it’s not in their company’s interest to build basic infrastructure.”

Concrete Steps towards an Urban Internet of Things

April 12, 2017 – In November 2016, the Knight Foundation and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society’s Responsive Communities initiative, under the auspices of the NetGain Partnership, brought together city officials from around the world who are working on the frontlines of urban IoT. Together with representatives of nonprofit, philanthropic, and research institutions, these officials offered candid assessments of their accomplishments and the challenges that still lie ahead. Today, we are releasing the report of this discussion, available here.