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Captive Audience

In Collaboration with The Roosevelt Institute
Captive Audience

Join the New America Foundation's Media Policy Initiative to mark the release of Susan Crawford's Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age. In the book, Crawford uses the 2011 merger between Comcast and NBCU as a framework to explore how deregulatory changes in policy have created a communications crisis in America. From smartphones and television programming to the cost of high-speed Internet access, Captive Audience illustrates how a handful of companies control our information destiny. As a consequence, tens of millions of Americans are being left behind. Many people pay too much for too little Internet access, and speeds are slow. But everyday people can change this story— and what happens in the year ahead could change the game for good.

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Susan Crawford 
Author, Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age
Professor, Cardozo Law School
Adjunct Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Sascha Meinrath 
Director, Open Technology Institute, New America Foundation
Vice President, New America Foundation


Event Time and Location

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
New America Foundation
1899 L Street NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

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