Reuters has published its recent interview with Susan Crawford, author of “Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age”. Reuters notes that, since the interview, Google has announced an expansion of its Kansas City fiber project. Video is below. No captions.
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Susan Crawford, author of Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age was interviewed on the Moyers & Company that aired on PBS on Sunday Feb 10 2013. The show was called ‘Who’s Widening America’s Digital Divide‘. The video is below. It has closed captions.
Gigabit Nation interview with Bruce Kushnick on AT&T $14 Billion “Bait & Switch” #broadband #telecom #pstn #fcc #iptel #alec #att
In a segment entitled ‘An AT&T $14 Billion Bait & Switch? Why You should Care‘ on December 13 2012 Craig Settles interviewed Bruce Kushnick of the New Networks Institute. on his Gigabit Nation Internet radio show.
Kushnick’s Law states:”A regulated company will always renege on promises to provide public benefits tomorrow in exchange for regulatory and financial benefits today.” In this interview he explains how AT&T’s recently announced plan to spend $14 billion to upgrade its network in exchange for a rescinding of regulation should be approached with skepticism, and how citizens and communities might respond to protect their interests.
- Light Reading hosts the thirteenth Backhaul Strategies conference in NYC on Tuesday, June 26
Dave Burstein in Fast Net News – Russia Passing U.S. In “Fiber” – reports that Russia is on the cusp of passing the USA in terms of percentage of residences reached, either directly by fiber, or by some fiber+LAN system.
All in the name. Korea’s #1 in penetration if 100 megabits on copper from fiber to the basement is “fiber.” Japan is #1 if only fiber all the way to the apartment is considered. The U.S. is far behind in either case, with the larger countries of Europe – except Russia – even further behind. Nearly 60% of Korean homes subscribe to one or the other and over 40% of Japanese. So do 27% of Lithuanians.
Yes, Lithuania leads Europe. They, the Russians and other Eastern Europeans generally deliver broadband by fiber to the basement and copper to the apartment, Speeds are often 100 megabits; Russia often is near the top in average Internet speeds.
“Fiber” in the U.S. only reaches 8% of homes. The vast majority of U.S. fiber lines are Verizon, which has essentially stopped building. Russia is at the same level, expanding rapidly. China is only at 4%, although they are expanding at a rate of 10M a quarter.
MAG-Net Digital Dialogue: “Beyond Access: Owning Community Broadband Networks” 1/25 #CommunityBB #broadband #fiber @mediaaction
On January 25 2012 the Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net) will host a ‘Digital Dialogue’ conference call: “Beyond Access: Owning Community Broadband Networks”.
This digital dialogue will feature experts and community members who have been working on the community broadband issue for many years. Participants are encouraged to think about possible broadband projects in their neighborhood as well as share any experiences they have with launching a network.
What: “Beyond Access: Owning Community Broadband Networks”
When: Wednesday, January 25th 2012 – 10am PST/1pm EST (Length: 60 minutes)
How: Free. RSVP to get a unique number for the call.
Webcast: Call will be archived.
Twitter: @mediaaction | #mediajustice | #CommunityBB
Betty Yu, Center for Media Justice
Danielle Chynoweth, Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center
Christopher Mitchell, Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Traci Morris, Native Public Media
Here at ISOC-NY we are already fans of Allied Fiber, and their innovative open access fiber build out. CEO Hunter Newby has four times been our guest. Now, via Carol Wilson and Light Reading TV, we get a chance to the meet the man responsible for the nuts and bolts, COO Jason Cohen:
Video: Holly Raiche – NBN: Taking the Internet to the People – INET Colombo presentation #NBN #broadband
At INET Colombo in Sri Lanka in May 2011, Holly Raiche, Executive Director of ISOC-AU gave a presentation ‘NBN: Taking the Internet to the People‘ (slides) – with a summary of progress thus far on Australia’s National Broadband Network.
ISOC-NY #OneWebDay event: Bob Frankston – “Infrastructure commons – the future of connectivity” #broadband
The 6th annual global OneWebDay celebration will be Thursday September 22 2011. ISOC-NY’s contribution will be to host respected computer scientist and Internet iconoclast Bob Frankston who will present on the theme “Infrastructure commons – the future of connectivity”.
The subways, roads and sidewalks are vital infrastructure. The Internet should be no different – our economy, health and safety depend on our ability to communicate. Yet its provision and economy are based on outdated, inequitable, and inefficient telecom models. How do we move to a connected future?
What: Bob Frankston “Infrastructure commons – the future of connectivity”
When: OneWebDay, Thu Sep 22 2011 – 7.15pm – 9pm
Where: Rm. 202, Courant Institute NYU, 251 Mercer St NYC
Who: Public welcome. In person or by webcast.
Twitter:@isocny, #onewebday, @bobfrankston
We are happy to also announce that Dave Burstein of DSL Prime has agreed to moderate the session. Dave will also talk about the practicalities of establishing community networks.
In May 2011 journalists Betsy Rate & Rick Karr, as part of PBS’s Need to Know series, created High Fiber – a video report on the USA Fiber deficiency compared to other countries. Now, with support from the Center for Investigation and Information and the Ford Foundation, Rick and colleagues have released a longer piece: Why is European broadband faster and cheaper? Blame the government suggesting the road to fiber wealth is paved with open access to networks, by regulation if necessary. See it below. Also see his notes on the link above for responses from USA incumbents.
Rick further engaged with some of his editors at Engadget, who are streaming the video, over the issues raised in the clip. See below – fast forward to 22:15