US Internet System Falling Behind Rest of Developed World03/28/13 Robert Lorei
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. Iâ€™m Rob Lorei. Coming up --- the US is falling behind other developed nations when it comes to broadband internet. And as our first guest today explains- it means that other countries have a competitive advantage over the US when it comes to transmitting informationâ€¦..
But before we get to that- one listener comment about yesterdayâ€™s show. Yesterday we featured a retired diplomat who now lives in St. Petersburg who is organizing a conference for the public today and tomorrow on the USF campus on international issues. Hereâ€™s what one listener had to say. Tape
First up todayâ€”the US is falling behind the rest of the world when it comes to broadband internet serviceâ€”our service is much more expensive and not as powerful as the rest of the country- in large part because government decisions have granted wired internet providers an essential monopoly. Our guest is Susan Crawford, a visiting professor at Harvard Law School and author of the new book CAPTIVE AUDIENCE: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age (Yale University)â€¦.I spoke with her yesterday.