NCMR 2013: Susan Crawford of OneWebDay

Sept 4 – Susan Crawford of One WebDay discusses her new book, Captive Audience, about the monopolization of internet access by two corporations, with Julianna Forlano at the 2013 National Conference for Media Reform in Denver.

Big surprise: Ex-FCC chief defends the cable industry

August 30 – LA Times’ Michael Hiltzik responds to commentary from former FCC chairman, Michael K. Powell while referencing the “digital divide”. “Former FCC Chairman Michael K. Powell, who is now the chief lobbyist for the cable industry, takes issue with my Aug. 25 column about how cable monopolies such as Time Warner and Comcast have made Internet access [...]

NYT

It’s the first day of school for me here in NYC, and I enjoyed talking to students about the truly excellent three-part NYT series on ESPN that ran this week. The articles were full of useful detail - ESPN as puppeteer, setting times and creating contests - and should raise student heartbeats by invoking billions and billions [...]

LA Times Commentary: Michael K. Powell, Former Chairman of the FCC and Current CEO of National Cable & Telecommunications Assn.

August 25 – Michael K. Powell responds to LA Times’ Michael Hiltzik’s article,  ”Why the U.S. has to settle for low-speed data” and mentions Susan Crawford. “Michael Hiltzik could have noted the fact that America is among the world’s leaders in broadband choice, availability and quality”.

Reviewed.com: U.S. Internet speeds lag developed world

Reviewed.com/USA TODAY’s Tyler Wells Welch questions “Consumers across Europe and Asia are enjoying Internet speeds much greater than U.S. customers. Why?”

New Case Study: The Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics and the Evolution of CRM in Boston

In 2012, when I was a visiting professor at HKS and HLS, I taught a course called Solving Problems Using Technology. (For the second term, my co-teacher was the wonderful Mike Hooper of Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.) The class provided an overview of the use of technology in governance and put students to work [...]

CBS -Time Warner stalemate unlikely to end soon

LA Times’ Joe Flint continues the discussion on the CBS vs. Time Warner Cable dispute. CBS and Time Warner are locked in a battle over retransmission consent fees, leaving 3 million cable subscribers angry over a blackout.

Big Telco uses shills to smear book about Net Neutrality and telcoms corruption

July 30 – BoingBoing’s Cory Doctorow discusses his take on Susan’s detractors. “Susan Crawford is an eminent telcoms scholar, former government official (who resigned because of corruption in telcoms policy) and the author, recently, of an important book on telcoms corruption and net neutrality called Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded [...]

Telco Astroturfing Tries To Bring Down Reviews Of Susan Crawford’s Book

TechDirt‘s Mike Masnick informs about and strikes back at the use of “astroturfing” directed at Captive Audience. “Astroturfing — the process of a faux “grassroots” effort, often set up by cynical and soulless DC lobbyists pretending to create a “grassroots” campaign around some subject — is certainly nothing new. It’s been around for quite some [...]

What Verizon’s Op-Eds Won’t Tell You About America’s Slow, Costly Internet Access

Roosevelt Institute Fellow Susan Crawford responds to two recent New York Times op-eds that claimed high-speed Internet access is in good shape in the U.S. Last month, two New York Times op-eds published during a single week, one written by the CEO of Verizon, claimed that the United States is doing well when it comes to high-speed Internet access. Both [...]