Book TV After Words: Susan Crawford, “Captive Audience”

“Ms. Crawford argues that the U.S. has lost its competitive advantage in the knowledge-based economy, because it is no longer at the forefront of the internet revolution. Other countries have internet capabilities that are significantly faster and less expensive to use than in the States. This puts U.S. consumers at a distinct disadvantage and, she argues, it also threatens America’s economic future. She discusses her findings with Andrew Blum, author of ‘Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet’”.

IMLS, USCIS to Make Announcement at ALA Conference

American Library Association’s Larra Clark, Director of OITP’s Program on Networks the Program on America’s Libraries for the 21st Century (AL21C), announces the upcoming presenters  for the 2013 National Conference. “A frequent media commentator and Internet activist, Crawford will explore themes outlined in her new book “Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age.” Of particular interest to librarians, Crawford examines how powerful telecommunications monopolies stymie policy efforts to improve Internet access at affordable rates”. 

CityAge: Need for Digital Infrastructure

View Susan’s presentation at The Global Metropolis at NYU’s Skirball Center for The Performing Arts while discussing the need for digital infrastructure. Cloud Cities: How to build urban digital infrastructure for the metropolis Digital infrastructure is as crucial to the economy’s future as roads and bridges, waterworks and hydro lines. Building these digital assets in time of fiscal restraint requires smart new partnerships between the public and private sectors. Such partnerships are essential for the metropolis to link into the global networks that will spark innovation, productivity and build a new…

Too Much Information with Benjamen Walker

June 3 – “Joining the show today is Susan Crawford, one of the country’s leading voices when it comes to media policy and America’s technology infrastructure. In her book “Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age,” Susan Crawford makes the case that our lack of media regulation and public infrastructure pretty much guarantees that america will fall behind as the world moves into the future – where companies and consumers require affordable high speed connectivity”.

Digital Communications in the United States: Should Broadband Communications be a Public Utility Service?

The Division of Ratepayer Advocates (DRA) will host a thought provoking presentation and dialogue with Susan Crawford, who will speak on the current status of broadbandcommunications in the United States including the state of competition, affordability, availability of high speed internet, and whether cities should be allowed to build their own municipal fiber broadband networks. Questions for the Forum may be posted on Twitter using #DRAForum

Mozilla: Book Salon & Reception for Susan Crawford

Please join Roosevelt Institute Fellow Susan Crawford and the Mozilla Policy & Mozilla Ignite teams for a book salon and reception to discuss her new book, Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age. It is the story of how consumers, let down by deregulatory government policies, are losing the fight for affordable, high-speed Internet access in America. Susan Crawford Book Salon & Reception — Wine, beer, and hors d’oeuvres Mon., May 13 5:30 – 7:30 PM SF Office, Common Space 6:00 – 7:00 PM…

Broadband: Civic Tech Infrastructure with Susan Crawford

The Future Foundation of Civic Tech? Join a conversation about broadband access, policy, and the role of municipal government with guest expert Susan Crawford. Broadband access is an important issue at the core of civic technology and innovation, and cities like San Leandro, Calif.; Chattanooga, Ten.; and Kansas City, Kan. + Mo. are already undertaking intiatives to roll out broadband internet access citywide. What does the future of broadband access and local government look like? Join us to watch a presentation by Susan Crawford (broadband policy expert, co-director of the…

Susan Crawford talks about Boston and the Modern Manhunt – To the Point on KCRW

April 23, 2013 Boston and the Modern Manhunt – To the Point on KCRW. The toll from the Boston Marathon bombings is three dead and 48 still hospitalized with the total number of injured now 264. The surviving suspect’s condition is said to be “fair.” The motivation behind the atrocity may never be known but, in the meantime, there are many other unanswered questions. Cell phones, surveillance cameras and crowd sourcing all helped police to identify and locate the bombers by Thursday, but not before social media and professional news…

Goodreads Giveaway: Captive Audience

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…