Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution--And Why America Might Miss It

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Price
$23.10
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
Pages
264
Dimensions
5.5 X 0.8 X 8.4 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780300251777

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About the Author
Susan Crawford is the John A. Reilly Clinical Professor at Harvard Law School. She is also the author of Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age.
Reviews
"A timely and urgent look at how America is sacrificing its digital future, productivity, connectivity, social mobility, entrepreneurial growth, education, and every other public good, thanks to rapacious telcos, scumbag lobbyists, and negligent, cash-hungry politicians. . . . You should be reading this."--Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing
"Crawford convinces with impeccable journalism and empathetic portraits of rural communities and low-income cities in distress, the ails of which could be much alleviated by a large-scale federal investment in fiber optic connections . . . Crawford's work is both refreshing and potent in how it clinically identifies the problem, and proposes a straightforward, feasible solution." --Publishers Weekly
"Essential reading." --Kirkus Reviews, (starred review)
"Crawford's narrative is a damning indictment, grounded in facts, and a critically important story. But Fiber also offers a way out of connectivity misery."--Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Science
"Trenchant and personal."--Foreign Affairs
"If we can just finish the last mile for fiber to reach into households, Susan Crawford shows, we can unleash a revolution of economic growth, education, and health, and address inequality in a whole new way. Crawford shifts effortlessly from the heights of policy to the literal ground level and shows us the way."--Anthony Marx, President, New York Public Library

"By vividly describing a world filled with fiber-enabled technology as well as the perils and possibilities for achieving it, Susan Crawford has written a playbook for a fairer and more prosperous United States."--Andy Berke, Mayor, Chattanooga, Tennessee

"Engaging and accessible ... An indictment of national regulatory politics and crony capitalism and a love story about the plucky local governments overcoming the odds to bring their own communities into the twenty-first century. A microcosm of what ails America--and what nonetheless can give us hope."--Yochai Benkler, Harvard Law School