Home » Broadband Speed »Community Networks »Competition »Consumer News »Editorial & Site News »Internet Overcharging »Public Policy & Gov't »Video »Wireless Broadband » Currently Reading:

Susan Crawford Explains America’s Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power

http://www.phillipdampier.com/video/Susan Crawford on Captive Audience The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age 12-12.flv

Invest an hour of your time and learn about how America ceded its broadband leadership to a handful of telecom companies that have carved out comfortable, barely competitive territories for themselves, leaving Americans overpaying for slow broadband service. Susan Crawford is author of the new book, “Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age,” which has just been published. (65 minutes)

Currently there are 4 comments on this Article:

  1. Ncpatriot says:

    Txpatriot takes money from telecoms and other broadband providers to discredit real journalism. I loved hearing Susan Crawford’s talk and it is vital that we talk about the future of our country. Cable companies rather pay people like txpatriot to troll around the Internet than pay for upgrades or reduce costs! Wow, thank you txpatriot for showing me the light.

Search This Site:

Contributions:

Recent Comments:

  • Ethan: A few months ago, TWC gave me a quote for $23,268 for 12 (!) pole permits and about 1600 feet of cable, even though there's a line only 5 poles and 80...
  • Mark: My ailing 85-yo mother, who lives in Yucaipa, CA, has been completely without phone service for almost A WHOLE MONTH now!!! She cannot call her doctor...
  • Raymundo: Us simple folk in FL can only dream of being as smart as you, Joe. Thank you for taking the time to explain things to us so we can understand them....
  • Duffin: "So, we have created a new data plan that is so high that most of our customers will never have to think about how much data they use.” And therefore ...
  • Andy: I was paying $59.99/month for standard 15 MBPS download speed Time Warner internet. I used the tips in the article to get upgraded to 30 MBPS downloa...
  • Geoge: I would never vote for Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, or any Republican or political candidate that will undermine the FCC's ability to punish states that ba...
  • bay4hotrod: This is new news to me because I just recieved my business invoice today to the tune of a stright 50% increase. Smooth transition my butt. Frontier ...
  • Chris: Bob That is outdated. Comcast has divested most of it's ownership and plays NO role in day to day operations or governance of the company....
  • Bryan: My sister bought a home in a rural area just outside a metro area. She didn't even thing about city comforts such as internet/cable. Now she finally...
  • Mike: Here is some of the negative impact of no competition/caps and other overcharging schemes (ahem verizon please pay attention) “We wouldn’t choose a h...
  • Doug: My big complaint is that despite the mess of a conversion, despite numerous outages and the way they haven't lived up to their end of the deal, they a...
  • Doug: We were notified of the changeover about two weeks prior. We shouldn't have to monitor technology news to hear about our services being changed over. ...

Your Account: