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Captive audience : the telecom industry and monopoly power in the new gilded age

Author: Susan P Crawford
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2013.
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Ten years ago, the United States stood at the forefront of the Internet revolution. With some of the fastest speeds and lowest prices in the world for high-speed Internet access, the nation was poised to be the global leader in the new knowledge-based economy. Today that global competitive advantage has all but vanished because of a series of government decisions and resulting monopolies that have allowed dozens of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan P Crawford
ISBN: 9780300153132 0300153139 9780300205701 0300205708
OCLC Number: 785865109
Description: viii, 360 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: From railroad to telephone --
Regulatory pendulum : the long twilight struggle --
A family company --
Going vertical : lessons from AOL-Time Warner --
Netflix, dead or alive --
The peacock disappears --
The programming battering ram --
When cable met wireless --
The biggest squeeze of all --
Comcast's marathon --
The FCC approves --
Aftermath --
The AT&T - T-Mobile deal --
The costly gift.
Other Titles: Telecom industry and monopoly power in the new gilded age
Responsibility: Susan Crawford.

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