Goodreads Giveaway: Captive Audience It seems that Americans are constantly lamenting the power of the Internet, worrying that it has completely taken over the United States’ economy, markets, and psyche. They embrace the idea of disconnecting and getting outdoors, away from the screens and keyboards. This mentality stems from the luxury of access: Americans take for granted that they have access to the internet, and that they always will. But Susan Crawford, who, according to Cory Doctorow, “should run the FCC,” argues that we, as Americans, are not as privileged as we believe. In…
Date: March 28, 2013 Location: MIT Media Lab, Third-Floor Atrium All talks at the Media Lab, unless otherwise noted, are open to the public. This talk will be webcast. Join us on Twitter: #MLTalks http://www.media.mit.edu/events/2013/03/28/media-lab-conversations-series-susan-crawford
Watch Susan Crawford’s interview with Phil Ponce, host of Chicago Tonight. “Captive Audience” | Chicago Tonight | WTTW.
3/12/13- After Sandy, A Bumpy Transition from Copper to Fiber Phone Lines- WNYC News Shortly after the storm, Verizon announced it would replace copper with fiber-optic cable. But months later, fiber hasn’t reached everyone, and many businesses and residents are still without basic communications services.
Thursday, February 28, 2013 Susan Crawford presented her book, Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age at the New America Foundation.
2/26/13-The Fight Against Telecom Monopolies– Majority Report, Sam Seder Listen to Susan Discussing the Fight Against Telecommunication Monopolies with Sam Seder Susan Crawford discusses the fight against telecommunication monopolies with Sam Seder and why the Internet should be treated like a electricity, why wired access is essential for success in today’s economy, why private companies have no incentive to provide universal access, the industry push back against her ideas, why market concentration is so high in the wireless market and educating the public on the need for an communications policy….
2/13/13 Captive Audience WORT: 89.9 FM, Karma Cavez [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/79967476″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
Susan Crawford on Why U.S. Internet Access is Slow, Costly and Unfair
1/29/13-Low-Speed, High-Priced Broadband– Radio Boston, WBUR Susan Crawford explains how a handful of American cable companies have a stranglehold on high-speed internet service and that monopoly leads to slower speeds, higher prices, and less competition. [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/77030584″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
Date: January 16 2013 Location: Cardozo School of Law in NYC Susan Crawford, author of “Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age” presented the theme of the book at Cardozo School of Law in NYC. The presentation was followed by a Q&A.
Captive Audience: The Future of Information in America Wednesday, December 12, 6:00 pm