The United States has fallen behind competing nations in the speed of its Internet infrastructure. There’s more than faster movie downloads at stake. And yes, there are sleazy corporate stances muddying up the issue.
“We’re stuck with ... old-fashioned technology,” Bill Moyers says, “because, as [communications law expert] Susan Crawford explains, our government has allowed a few giant conglomerates to rig the rules, raise prices and stifle competition. Just like Standard Oil in the first Gilded Age a century ago.”