They did it in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Lafayette, Louisiana. Nearby in California, the Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative is doing it too, as Plumas-Sierra Telecommunications. Municipal and rural electric companies are building 100% fiber optic networks to the home/business to deploy smart grid technology, then offering ultra high speed Internet access over those same networks.
Susan Crawford, author of the recently published “Captive Audience“, gave a terrific short talk at the 2013 National Conference for Media Reform. Her rallying cry is that we need to start with 100 Mbps symmetrical Internet access for all Americans, at reasonable prices. She is our hero.
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This recent Bill Moyers interview with Susan Crawford, author of the provocative “Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age”, is worth watching, especially if you’re wondering why many of us in Nevada County (and the USA) have sub-standard Internet access speeds.
Susan Crawford on Why U.S. Internet [...]