The world of fiber optic connections will radically transform health care, education, urban administration and services, agriculture, retail sales, and offices. In a fascinating account combining policy expertise with on‑the‑ground reporting, Susan Crawford reveals how the corporations that control cable and internet access in the United States use their lobbying power to tilt the playing field against competition, holding back the infrastructure improvements necessary for the country to move forward. She shows how cities and towns are fighting monopoly power to bring the next technological revolution to their communities.
Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution and Why America Might Miss It
Tech and the City Series: Author Susan Crawford in conversation with Peter Rubin, Wired
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