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Susan Crawford

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The Two Key Investments to Build Back Better Post-Sandy

(2) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 10:51 AM

Last week, Hurricane Sandy hit the world's media capital -- and because of that, it's likely we'll hold focus on longterm infrastructure problems for at least a day or so. What disempowered New Yorkers most wanted during the storm, in addition to safety and electricity, was a way to communicate....

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Open for Innovation: Why the Tech Industry Should Bet on Obama

(5) Comments | Posted September 6, 2012 | 6:48 PM

If true leadership is about making it possible for others to lead, then the tech industry should get excited about what's being proposed in Charlotte. Compare the Republican and Democratic Party platforms when it comes to technology and you'll find an open-and-shut case. One is open to creating universal, affordable...

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Up in Smoke: California's Broadband Future Is Under Threat (And Your State Is Next)

(2) Comments | Posted August 29, 2012 | 12:42 PM

There's a state of emergency in California that has nothing to do with wildfires or hurricanes. It's called SB 1161, and it wreaks havoc on California's authority to adopt measures that protect consumers when it comes to the cost, service, safety, and availability of access to information, data and entertainment...

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More Than an Appliance: Verizon, the FCC and our Digital Future

(19) Comments | Posted August 21, 2012 | 3:20 PM

"The television is just another appliance -- it's a toaster with pictures." That statement was made by Mark Fowler, Ronald Reagan's FCC Chairman who spearheaded a deregulatory trend that has continued for over three decades. Today, the FCC stands on the cusp of approving a giant deal between Verizon and...

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