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…

The Fight Against Telecom Monopolies – Susan Crawford on the Majority Report

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….

Low-Speed, High Priced Broadband- WBUR

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” /]