Appoint Susan Crawford as FCC Chairman
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America is ranked #16 in the world for broadband penetration, speed and price. Where high-speed service is available, it is often expensive and unreliable — and frequently there is only one monopoly service provider.
The United States needs new leadership at the Federal Communications Commission to help establish a competitive regulatory climate, to encourage new entrants into the market, and to protect the communication resources of our democracy. Susan Crawford has spent her career studying the global telecommunications industry and has a keen sense of the history that brought us to this point, as well as solutions to move us forward into a communications leadership role.
Ms. Crawford would facilitate changes at the Federal level which could help America become the leader in global telecommunications innovation again. President Obama, please appoint her as FCC Chairman in 2013.
Bio About Susan Crawford:
Time Magazine: Is Broadband Internet Access a Public Utility?
Washington Post Blogger Promotes Crawford for FCC Chair http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/katrina-vanden-heuvel-susan-crawford-for-fcc-chairman/2013/02/04/809b9a10-6ef5-11e2-ac36-3d8d9dcaa2e2_story_1.html
Here is an OP-ED by Susan Crawford from last month: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/24/opinion/how-to-get-high-speed-internet-to-all-americans.html?_r=1&
This petition duplicates the one @ https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/appoint-susan-crawford-fcc-chairman/73mtqt0q my hope is that after signing this one you will sign the original before it's Feb. 23rd, 2012 deadline! as well, promote the original petition too by what ever means you can!
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