On Monday February 17 2014, the Diane Rehm show on National Public Radio tackled the proposed Comcast + Time Warner Cable merger in a segment entitled What A Proposed Cable Mega-Merger Might Mean For Consumers. The proposed new entity would have approximately 30 percent of all national pay television subscribers and also about a third of all broadband Internet subscribers. Some consumer advocates say that if the merger is approved, cable TV bills will go up and the new company will have too much control over program content, high speed Internet access and price. Diane’s guests were Berin Szoka President, TechFreedom; Susan Crawford Visiting Professor, Harvard’s Kennedy School and Harvard Law School; and Gautham Nagesh, reporter, The Wall Street Journal. Audio is below:
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Today, Wednesday October 9 2013, the ISOC-NY TV show will present an edited version of the webcast of CITI State of Telecom 2013 at Columbia Business School on September 26 2013, which including remarks from Eli Noam, Robert Pepper, and Susan Crawford. The show, which airs from 2-3pm, may be viewed via Manhattan Cable or online via the MNN website.
What: ISOC-NY TV Show – NYC Digital Roadmap listening session in Queens
Where: Manhattan Neighborhood Network
When: Wednesday October 9 2013 2pm-3pm EDT | 1800-1900 UTC
Manhattan Cable: TWC 56 | RCN 83 | FiOS 34
Verizon vs #FCC oral arguments, #TheInternetMustGo mockumentary, WU, Lessig, Crawford @reddit_AMA #netneutrality
On September 9 2013, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals hears oral arguments in Verizon v. FCC. The court is being asked to decide whether Internet access providers (Comcast, Verizon) should be subject to the FCC’s “Open Internet” rules adopted in December 2010. Verizon argues that the FCC doesn’t have statutory authority to regulate Internet access, because the Commission has labeled Internet access an unregulated “information service” rather than a regulated common carriage service under the Telecommunications Act of 1996. It will also argue that Verizon is a First Amendment speaker that should have “editorial discretion” over Internet traffic that passes through its wires. A recording of the oral argument is available online today here.
Also on September 9, to coincide, over a dozen organizations including Free Press, Public Knowledge, ColorOfChange, Center for Media Justice, and Future of Music Coalition joined in launching the film.The Internet Must Go, a short online mockumentary using Colbert-style interviews with Internet luminaries to expose the absurdity of familiar arguments against net neutrality. View below.
- View on YouTube: http://youtu.be/Pp1MAMkIa6A
- Transcribe on AMARA: http://www.amara.org/en/videos/wytd18O6CFbd/
Lastly, later that day, Professors Susan Crawford, Larry Lessig, and Tim Wu did Reddit AMA, celebrating the release of The Internet Must Go.
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.
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.
On Wednesday February 6 2013, Allied Fiber CEO Hunter Newby – a good friend of ISOC-NY, appeared on Craig Settles’ Gigabit Nation Internet radio show. Ostensibly the topic How Would a Susan Crawford FCC Chairmanship Impact Broadband‘ was recent proposals that Obama appoint Susan Crawford as the next FCC Chair, and Newby strongly supports the idea, feeling that she uniquely has the savvy and perception to carry through the necessary changes to overcome the current inertia. The conversation soon went into further detail of ways and means. Needless to say, Hunter advocates open access to rights of way, and that municipalities lay dark fiber systems in their neighborhoods, for utilization by both incumbents and newcomers. It’s a good listen.
VIDEO: Susan Crawford ‘Captive Audience’ book launch in NYC #CaptiveAudience @scrawford #nyc #newnetworks
On January 16 2013 Susan Crawford, author of “Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age” presented the theme of the book at Cardozo School of Law in NYC. The presentation was followed by a Q&A. Many ISOC-NY members attended and contributed to the discussion. Video is below. No captions as yet, but see the AMARA links below and, if you can, please contribute a few minutes of your time to the transcription process.
On Wednesday, October 10, 2012, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings presented Fostering Internet Competition in Washington DC. The event explored policies to maintain Internet competition. A panel of experts discussed policy recommendations that encourage innovation without stifling competition. The panel comprised Susan Crawford, Douglas Rushkoff, and antitrust expert Spencer Waller. The event was webcast live, and the video can be seen below.
On October 25 2012 Engine Advocacy and the New York Tech Meetup will present The Open Internet and the 2012 Election at NYU Stern School of Business. The event will be in the form of a conversation with Fred Wilson, Clay Shirky, and Susan Crawford. Space is limited, tickets are $10 and you need an Amazon account to buy one. No webcast has been announced as yet.
What: The Open Internet and the 2012 Election
Where: NYU Stern School of Business
When: Thursday, October 25 2012 – 6pm-7:30pm
Webcast: None announced as yet.
Register: Tickets $10 via NY Tech Meetup
Twitter: @nytm | @EngineAdvocacy
On April 27 2012 Susan Crawford gave a keynote at the Next Web Conference in Amsterdam. In her talk she gave a preview of the theme of her forthcoming book “Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age”