High Speed Internet: Same Role in American Life as Electricity

“High-speed Internet access plays the same role in American life [as electricity]. It’s just that these guys have succeeded in making us think that it’s a luxury…Truly high-speed wired Internet access is as basic to innovation, economic growth, social communication, and the country’s competitiveness as electricity was a century ago, but a limited number of Americans have access to it, many can’t afford it, and the country has handed control of it over to Comcast and a few other companies.”

– Susan Crawford

Read more: http://business.time.com/2013/01/09/is-broadband-internet-access-a-public-utility/#ixzz2NZi6CiF1


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