The world of fiber optics is expanding the reach and power of the internet — and has the potential to revolutionize our homes and businesses. Fiber optics carry virtually unlimited amounts of data and will radically transform health care, education, stores and the way our cities and town are run.
But, Harvard Law School Professor Susan Crawford argues it's a tech revolution that America is at risk of missing.
Susan Crawford, professor at Harvard Law School. She also served as President Obama's Special Assistant for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy. Her new book is called, "Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution--And Why America Might Miss It." She tweets @scrawford.
William Hiller, selectman on the technology committee in the Massachusetts town of Otis. He heads-up the town's municipal Internet service, Otis Fiber.
This segment aired on February 13, 2019.