Susan Crawford
San Francisco reveals latest #Resist effort – resisting sub-gigabit internet access
March 17th, 2017, 10:05 AM
March 15, 2017 – This Tuesday, almost a year to the day later, Crawford attempted a little bit of history rewriting when she wrote that “Google Fiber was doomed from the start.” She outlined her view that the answer was never going to be a for-profit company but will require local, state and eventually federal policies and massive investment to install a whole new infrastructure akin to subway systems, railways, and telephone networks.
Advisory panel revives San Francisco’s citywide gigabit fiber plans
March 17th, 2017, 10:05 AM
March 14, 2017 – “Without local government involvement, no private company is going to find it in its interest to provide, to sell internet access in a way that promotes economic development and social justice for any city,” Crawford told StateScoop. The city has been too “politically hamstrung” during past efforts to launch this infrastructure, she said, but the national attitude toward fiber has matured.
Panel to study wiring San Francisco with high-speed Internet
March 15th, 2017, 10:05 AM
March 14, 2017 – Crawford called Internet access the “the key economic and social justice issue of the 21st century. Whether it’s educating kids, providing advanced health care, moderating our use of energy and making it possible for people to work where they live — all of that is going to be helped by a better, faster and far cheaper data network,” she said.
What could happen to net neutrality under the new FCC?
March 15th, 2017, 10:05 AM
March 9, 2017 – Susan Crawford, co-director of Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, says it’s “extremely unlikely” that freeing internet providers from Title II regulation will spur more competition. “We have a very broken marketplace in the United States, and absent government intervention, there’s no reason that would change,” she explains. “There’s no real competition to the local cable actor in most American places.”
Science Friday – How Will Internet Access and Security Fare Under the New Administration?
February 17th, 2017, 10:05 AM
February 17, 2017 – Susan Crawford and Jon Brodkin, a tech policy reporter for Ars Technica, discuss how the open internet, broadband expansion, and security regulations will fare under the new administration.
Former FCC Chair Warns of Trump Team Plan to ‘Modernize’ FCC
January 26th, 2017, 10:05 AM
January 24, 2017-Tom Wheeler, the recently departed chairman of the FCC, took aim at an idea to streamline the agency, saying that it was a “fraud” to say that it was “modernizing” the agency and suggested that it is really a way for major internet service providers to escape substantive oversight. “It makes no sense,” Wheeler said at the event, moderated by Susan Crawford. “We are talking about 1/6 of the economy, but more importantly, we are talking about the networks that connect 6/6 of the economy.”
Interview on Marketplace Tech
January 26th, 2017, 10:05 AM
January 23, 2017-During his time as head of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler pushed for internet providers to deliver information at equal speeds. But companies have pushed back against this idea of net neutrality. Wheeler joined us to talk about the telecom industry, his successor, and his plans for the future. Afterwards, we’ll hear from Harvard professor Susan Crawford about what telecom policy might look like under President Trump.
This is the Year Donald Trump Kills Net Neutrality
January 4th, 2017, 10:05 AM
January 2, 2017- Predicting exactly what sort of telecommunications policy the next administration will pursue is tricky. The main clues we have thus far are the writings of Trump’s transition team. But transition teams don’t actually make policy, so they’re an imprecise indication of what will follow.
NYT: Expect a Cozy Trump-Telecom Alliance
December 17th, 2016, 10:05 AM
Early next year, Senate Democrats will get to choose a new commissioner for the F.C.C. Democrats ought to pick a strong consumer advocate who will use the position to speak out forcefully for more competition in the industry and common-sense approaches like net neutrality rules. Susan Crawford, of Harvard Law School, and Tim Wu, of Columbia Law School, are two experts who specialize in telecommunication issues and fit that bill.
Trump could electrify local broadband or decimate competition
December 12th, 2016, 10:05 AM
December 7, 2016- “This is a moment for the happy warriors of telecom policy to get out there and organize and be a part of the infrastructure deal for the Trump administration,” said Susan Crawford. “As we build roads and bridges and tunnels, we can include fiber that’s open access. That’s what I’m dreaming of, and that’s where we need to go.”
The Terrifying Cost of “Free” Websites
December 12th, 2016, 10:05 AM
If you’re not paying, you’re not the customer–you’re the product.
Vox: Fast Gigabit Networks
October 23rd, 2016, 10:05 AM
October 17, 2016-Vox takes a look at cities that have spent millions on fast gigabit networks. Susan discusses her views on building a nationwide fiber network.