Business and Government Collude Against the Consumer

Why is internet access more expensive and why are connections slower in the US than elsewhere?  The answer is the same as for virtually every conceivable industry: because of collusion between big business and big government.  From Gizmodo:
Here, Bill Moyers interviews Susan Crawford—former special assistant to President Obama for science, technology and innovation . . . During the interview, she explains how the US government has allowed media organizations to put profit ahead of public interest—through price hikes, rigged rules and stifling competition. As she explains, "the rich are getting gouged, the poor are very often left out, and this means that we're creating, yet again, two Americas, and deepening inequality through this communications inequality."

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