The War to Curtail Faster Internet Access

As many new homeowners, and even business owners, have discovered recently, AT&T (our local incumbent telephone company) is dropping the ball big time when it comes to DSL service. Also, the telcos and the cable companies, Comcast in particular, are fighting gigabit fiber optic network construction across the country. They are loud, and can [...]

Susan Crawford says “Life is Short, Get in the Way”

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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Why America’s Internet Speeds are Sub-Standard

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 [...]