Where Clinton and Trump stand on top US telecom issues

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FierceWireless went digging to find the clearest positions from Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on a number of different telecommunication issues and compiled the answers into a handy chart.

Network Neutrality: Clinton has recently voiced support for the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality proposal and the agency’s intent to place broadband service under Title II regulations. Trump does not specifically call out net neutrality as a major platform within his campaign, but his past remarks suggest he is against government intervention in the form of Title II regulation.

Broadband Access: Clinton has pledged that all Americans will have access to 25 Mbps internet service by the end of her first term in 2020 should she be elected. As the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation pointed out, this includes continued funding of programs like the Connect America Fund and $25 billion set aside for broadband projects within her proposed $275 billion infrastructure investment plan. Trump has yet to make public his policy on promoting broadband network expansion, but Trump’s campaign did hire a new aide earlier this month to help formulate a plan. According to Politico, Jeffrey Eisenach, who is a staunch supporter of light-touch regulation, has joined the campaign to help Trump solidify his stance on broadband issues.


Where Clinton and Trump stand on top US telecom issues