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 Comcast logos are displayed on installation trucks in Pittsburgh. (AP)

Comcast logos are displayed on installation trucks in Pittsburgh. (AP)

A handful of American cable companies have a stranglehold on high-speed internet service, says telecom expert Susan Crawford. That monopoly leads to slower speeds, higher prices, and less competition. We’ll talk about how we got here and what we can do about it.

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Susan Crawford, professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She has served as President Barack Obama’s Special Assistant for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy and is a columnist for Bloomberg View. She’s the author of Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age.

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Bloomberg “How to Give the U.S. Ultrafast Internet

Forbes “Big Broadband’s Secret Plan to Deliver Wildly Popular Content and Apps to Happy Consumers

Here’s Crawford taling about the telecom monopoly at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society.


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