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Moyers & Company [electronic resource]: Who's Widening America's Digital Divide?

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Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
America has a wide digital divide: high-speed Internet access is available only to those who can afford it, at prices much higher and speeds much slower in the U.S. than they are around the world. But that doesn't have to be the case, says Susan Crawford, former special assistant to President Obama for science, technology, and innovation and author of Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age. In this edition of Moyers & Company, Crawford joins Bill to discuss how our government has allowed a few powerful media conglomerates to put profit ahead of the public interest. As a result, says Crawford, all of us are at the mercy of the biggest business monopoly since Standard Oil in the first Gilded Age a hundred years ago.
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31 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 15, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Who's Widening America's Digital Divide?
  • Moyers Introduces Susan Crawford (2:24)
  • Comparison with FDR's Electrification Fight (1:14)
  • The Digital Divide (2:11)
  • Profit Above Public Interest (2:31)
  • How Did This Happen? (2:00)
  • The Fiber Optic Option (1:35)
  • Limitations On Municipalities (1:49)
  • Merger of Comcast and NBC Universal (2:30)
  • Separation of Content and Conduit (1:52)
  • Create Pressure for Industry Regulation (0:48)
  • Lafayette LA Builds a Fiber Optic Community (2:16)
  • The Cozy Relationship of Regulators and Industry (2:26)
  • The FCC Must Act (1:00)
  • Citizens Should Pressure Their Politicians (0:46)
  • Credits: Moyers & Company: Who's Widening America's Digital Divide? (1:54)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2013.
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Broadcast date: February 8, 2013.
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53088 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (31 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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