Internet access is an indispensable determining factor when it comes to opportunities and resources. Susan Crawford, author and Harvard Law professor, reflects on the monopoly that companies hold over the service, quality and availability of fiber optic internet service. She points out that with little to no government regulatory infrastructure, or representatives with the necessary know-how, provider incentives rarely align with the public’s best interest.
“My fear is that we’ve lost the idea that government actually helps people have better lives.” -- Susan Crawford, author of Fiber and Captive Audience
Crawford is part of a growing community working to make technology serve the greater good. We call it #PublicInterestTech! More at fordfoundation.org/tech