In an op-ed piece over at the New York Times, Susan P. Crawford, a former special assistant to President Obama on science, technology and innovation policy, argues that the USA is becoming a country where only the well-off suburban and urban population can fully reap the benefits of the internet. While over 200 million Americans have high-speed internet access, millions more are forced to use dial-up or mobile wireless connections. This cuts off access to a host of modern services such as videoconferencing, soon to become standard in areas from healthcare to education, and mobile devices are hardly ideal for many computing tasks; just imagine trying to upload a resume or write a report on your phone. The result is a "new digital divide" between the haves and the have-nots, with future implications for America's economy and quality of life.