OneCommunity Broadband Hero Awardee, Susan Crawford

August 22 – Campus Technology’s Mary Grush references the influence of visionary leaders, like our very own Susan Crawford, on the landscape of broadband’s future. “Susan Crawford is one such leader. Crawford, who is being recognized with the inaugural OneCommunity Broadband Hero Award on September 18, 2013, is an outspoken advocate for broadband equality and for the kind of leadership that promotes better use of broadband technology to achieve community goals. Crawford, a professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, is…

The Diane Rehm Show (NPR): Discussing the Future of Television

August 13 – A fight over fees paid to transmit CBS content to Time Warner Cable customers has left millions of viewers without access to the channel. It has also drawn attention to long-standing tensions over how television is produced, packaged and priced. A small but growing number of Americans have cut their cable cords and cancelled satellite transmissions. Instead, they are taking advantage of new technology to customize their viewing experience at a lower cost. Non-traditional companies are entering the TV production business and competing with traditional broadcasters. For…

Whose Future?

Electric Politics’ George Kenney  and Susan discuss the parallels of the importance of fiber to that of electricity in a succinct 33 minute interview. “If Susan Crawford is right about the introduction of fast fiber internet being analogous to the introduction of electricity then America is in big trouble — because a lot of other countries are getting fiber before we do. And, I suppose, possibly getting smarter faster, too… Unquestionably, the rich torment the rest of us when they can but in this case an important part of the solution…

Bloomberg TV: ‘Duopoly With a Fringe’ for AT&T, Verizon: Crawford

July 23 (Bloomberg) — Bloomberg View columnist Susan Crawford discusses the battle for spectrum in the wireless industry as AT&T and Verizon outpace all competitors. She speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.” Bloomberg TV: ‘Duopoly With a Fringe’ for AT&T, Verizon: Crawford

Remarks at US-Ignite’s Next Generation Application Summit, Chicago Cultural Center, June 24, 2013

Thanks for having me; thanks particularly to Daniel X. O’Neil for the kind introduction. This is a milestone event, revealing some deep paradoxes – at a time when having ubiquitous high-speed Internet access is just like breathing for younger generations, we’re mostly older people. If a reporter landed here, he or she would find that most of us are speaking in jargon. We’re talking a lot about dedicated services and sandboxes for development that will work around the uneven quality of physical networks we now have in America. There’s a…

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…