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By Susan P. Crawford

ISBN-10: 0300153139

ISBN-13: 9780300153132

Ten years in the past, the USA stood on the leading edge of the web revolution. With the various quickest speeds and lowest costs on this planet for high-speed web access, the kingdom used to be poised to be the worldwide chief within the new knowledge-based economic climate. this present day that worldwide aggressive virtue has all yet vanished because of a sequence of presidency judgements and ensuing monopolies that experience allowed dozens of nations, together with Japan and South Korea, to move us in either velocity and value of broadband. This regular slide backward not just deprives shoppers of significant providers wanted in a aggressive employment and company market—it additionally threatens the industrial way forward for the nation.

This vital ebook by way of prime telecommunications coverage specialist Susan Crawford explores why american citizens are actually paying even more yet getting less by way of high-speed web entry. utilizing the 2011 merger among Comcast and NBC common as a lens, Crawford examines how now we have created the largest monopoly because the breakup of normal Oil a century in the past. within the clearest phrases, this e-book explores how telecommunications monopolies have affected the day-by-day lives of shoppers and America's international fiscal status.

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