This forum is in permanent archive mode. Our new active community can be found here.

Muricas' Internet

edited February 2013 in Technology

"US citizens pay more for internet access than those in many other countries—and also get worse connections for their cash. This video explains why.

Here, Bill Moyers interviews Susan Crawford—former special assistant to President Obama for science, technology and innovation, and author of Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age. She knows what she's talking about.

During the interview, she explains how the US government has allowed media organizations to put profit ahead of public interest—through price hikes, rigged rules and stifling competition. As she explains, "the rich are getting gouged, the poor are very often left out, and this means that we're creating, yet again, two Americas, and deepening inequality through this communications inequality."

Watch it, get outraged, and then sign a petition to help appoint Crawford as the next FCC Chairman." - Jamie Condliffe via Gizmodo

So, who here is benefiting from all the fibrery goodness?


Sign In or Register to comment.