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Author Crawford, Susan P., 1963- author
Title Fiber : the coming tech revolution and why America might miss it / Susan Crawford
Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018]
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 RCHSS Library  TK5103.592.F52 C739 2018    AVAILABLE    30560400650948
Descript xi, 248 pages ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (215-243) and index
The world of 5G, the next generation of telecommunication technology, will be as different from what came before as the world after the advent of electricity. The massive amounts of data we'll be able to stream through fiber-optic connections will enable a degree of virtual presence that will radically transform health care, education, urban administration and services, agriculture, retail sales, and offices. Yet all of those transformations will pale in comparison to the innovations that we can't even imagine today. In a fascinating account combining legal expertise with compelling on-the-ground reporting, Susan Crawford reveals how the giant corporations that control cable and internet access in the United States use their tremendous lobbying power to tilt the playing field against competition, holding back the infrastructure improvements necessary for the country to move forward. And she shows how a few cities and towns are fighting monopoly power to bring the next technological revolution to their communities
The fiber future -- Transmitting light -- Why U.S. internet access is awful -- Community stories -- Sustaining economic growth -- Education and fiber -- Health and fiber -- Inequality and fiber -- Lessons from American communities -- What stands in the way? -- The need for federal policy
Subject Optical fiber communication
Telecommunication -- Social aspects -- United States
Information technology -- Social aspects -- United States
Fiber optics
HISTORY / United States / 21st Century. bisacsh
LAW / Communications. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Communication Policy. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Communication Policy
Telecommunication -- Social aspects -- United States
Information technology -- Social aspects -- United States
HISTORY / United States / 21st Century
Fiber optics
LAW / Communications
Optical fiber communication
Fiber optics. fast (OCoLC)fst00923576
Information technology -- Social aspects. fast (OCoLC)fst00973131
Optical fiber communication. fast (OCoLC)fst01737479
Telecommunication -- Social aspects. fast (OCoLC)fst01145931
United States. fast (OCoLC)fst01204155
Fiber optics. sears
Telecommunication. sears
Information technology -- United States. sears
NON -- Fiction
Fiction. lcgft
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