Susan Crawford

Susan Crawford on the state of the Internet, or, why you’re paying too much for slow service

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Because of the furor over net neutrality, I’m reposting my interview with Susan Crawford. If you don’t know Susan, she’s basically the Elizabeth Warren of the Internet.

What we talk about in the interview is how and why our country, the one that invented the Internet, is now falling behind the rest of the world in speed and ubiquity of access.

Behind the scenes info: Susan and I were both musicians while undergraduates at Yale. She was a violinist for the Yale Symphony Orchestra and I sang with The Whiffenpoofs.  So together, we could perform beautiful music about the woeful state of America’s under-regulated media business.

Why you are paying too much for Internet access (also, my first audio interview!)

I have been told for years that I have a voice made for radio (or was that a face made for radio?). If you’d like to hear for yourself, and also hear some fascinating thoughts about the future of the Internet from former Obama advisor Susan Crawford, the woman who should be the next head of the FCC, click here (courtesy of the lovely folks from the Copyright Clearance Center).