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

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)

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  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.

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