Fiber by Susan Crawford audiobook

Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution—and Why America Might Miss It

By Susan Crawford
Read by Coleen Marlo

By Susan Crawford
Read by Coleen Marlo

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge

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Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781684415205

  • ISBN: 9781684415205

Runtime: 8.68 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Technology & Engineering
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The world of fiber optic connections reaching neighborhoods, homes, and businesses will be as different from what came before as the world after the advent of electricity. The virtually unlimited amounts of data we'll be able to send and receive through fiber-optic connections will enable a degree of virtual presence that will radically transform health care, education, urban administration and services, agriculture, retail sales, and offices. Yet all of those transformations will pale in comparison to the innovations and new industries that we can't imagine today.

In a fascinating account combining policy expertise with compelling on-the-ground reporting, Susan Crawford reveals how the giant corporations that control cable and internet access in the United States use their tremendous lobbying power to tilt the playing field against competition, holding back the infrastructure improvements necessary for the country to move forward. And she shows how cities and towns are fighting monopoly power to bring the next technological revolution to their communities.

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Author Bio: Susan Crawford

Author Bio: Susan Crawford

Susan Crawford grew up in Miami, Florida, where she spent her childhood adoring her older sister, reading mysteries in a hammock strung between two Banyan trees, and collecting lizards, baby skunks and other odd, exotic creatures. She later moved to New York City and then to Boston before settling in Atlanta to raise three amazing daughters and to teach in various adult education settings. A member of the Atlanta Writers Club and the Village Writers, Susan works for the Department of Technical and Adult Education and is a member of her local planning commission. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and a trio of rescue cats, where she enjoys reading books, writing books, rainy days, and spending time with the people she loves.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Technology & Engineering
Runtime: 8.68
Audience: Adult
Language: English