January 23, 2017-During his time as head of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler pushed for internet providers to deliver information at equal speeds. But companies have pushed back against this idea of net neutrality. Wheeler joined us to talk about the telecom industry, his successor, and his plans for the future. Afterwards, we’ll hear from Harvard professor Susan Crawford about what telecom policy might look like under President Trump.
January 2, 2017- Predicting exactly what sort of telecommunications policy the next administration will pursue is tricky. The main clues we have thus far are the writings of Trump’s transition team. But transition teams don’t actually make policy, so they’re an imprecise indication of what will follow.
December 7, 2016- “This is a moment for the happy warriors of telecom policy to get out there and organize and be a part of the infrastructure deal for the Trump administration,” said Susan Crawford. “As we build roads and bridges and tunnels, we can include fiber that’s open access. That’s what I’m dreaming of, and that’s where we need to go.”
October 17, 2016-Vox takes a look at cities that have spent millions on fast gigabit networks. Susan discusses her views on building a nationwide fiber network.
October 6, 2016-“Zero-rating is pernicious, unfair and unnecessary,” said Susan Crawford, a law professor at Harvard who has advocated for strong regulation of the broadband industry. Permitting the practice would simply enable “the gameplaying of companies who have a strong interest in maintaining the status quo.”
April 24, 2015–Listen to the news segment here. “All that scale would give Comcast enormous discretion over what reaches Americans, what Americans pay, information flows, customer service—really unlimited power,” says Susan Crawford is co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.
April 23, 2015–The New York Times describes the downfall of Comcast’s bid to acquire Time Warner, and Susan explains President Obama’s role in stopping the cable giant’s bid for its rival.
April 24, 2015–Susan weighs in on the end of the Comcast-TWC merger and the future of the cable industry.
April 25, 2015–Susan joins guests to discuss how to connect the 730,000 homes in NYC without broadband access.
Sept 18 – Susan accepts the inaugural Broadband Hero award presented by OneCommunity in Cleveland, Ohio.
Sept 18 – The Sound of Ideas presents “Stuck in Low Gear?” featuring Susan Crawford as a guest. “The United States is falling behind the rest of the world in the choice, availability and cost of high speed Internet access, says law professor and author Susan Crawford. She’s pushing a government-led build-out of broadband infrastructure, akin to FDR’s push for rural electrification, and says monopolistic cable and phone companies worsen the digital divide. Critics disagree”.
Sept 13 – The Weekly Standard‘s James Bologna discusses Susan’s views as it pertains to “the entrance ramps to the information superhighway”.