Susan Crawford On Why U.S. Internet Access Is Slow, Costly And Unfair – VIDEO

Susan Crawford On Why U.S. Internet Access Is Slow, Costly And Unfair - VIDEO

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, joins Bill to discuss how our government has allowed a few powerful media conglomerates to put profit ahead of the public interest โ€” rigging the rules, raising prices, and stifling competition. As a result, Crawford says, all of us are at the mercy of the biggest business monopoly since Standard Oil in the first Gilded Age a hundred years ago.

โ€œThe rich are getting gouged, the poor are very often left out, and this means that weโ€™re creating, yet again, two Americas, and deepening inequality through this communications inequality,โ€ Crawford tells Bill.

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