China has said that within the next few years 80% of households will be connected to the internet via fiber optic cable, which provides a much faster and more reliable connection. In the U.S. that number is about 10%.

China has said that within the next few years 80% of households will be connected to the internet via fiber optic cable, which provides a much faster and more reliable connection. In the U.S. that number is about 10%.

The United States prides itself on being a country of innovation. But in the land that built the internet, our ability to get access to high speed quality service is not on par with other countries in Europe and Asia. Harvard law professor Susan Crawford says as the country slips further behind, we jeopardize our place as a leader in the tech revolution.

Susan Crawford’s new book is called “Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution―And Why America Might Miss It.”

Guests

  • Susan Crawford Professor, Harvard Law School; author of "Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution—and Why America Might Miss It" and "Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded"

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