Why The U.S. Lacks High Speed Internet

Who or what’s to blame for the U.S.’s inferior broadband infrastructure? Private carriers and toadying government regulators, according Susan Crawford, a Harvard visiting professor, and author of the forthcoming book, “Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age.” If the U.S. is to compete with the rest of the world, Crawford insists that the country needs to move to a utility model.

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