Politics and Broadband: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Platform Comparison

The Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition have done a comparison of Clinton’s and Trump’s broadband policies:


While I love the graphic – I’m going to type out the high level text too – for anyone using assistive technology and because I like text.

Clinton’s policies

  • Connect 100 percent of household to affordable broadband by 2020.
  • Connect more anchor institutions
  • Continue investment in CAF, RUS and BTOP
  • Back the FCC’s decision to extend Lifeline to broadband
  • Invest $250 billion in infrastructure as well as establish a $25 billion infrastructure ban to provide grants
  • Deploy 5G wireless
  • Reallocate and repurpose spectrum
  • Foster a civic Internet of Things though public investment

Trump’s policies

  • Create a business climate that rewards risk and promotes innovation
  • Challenge legacy forms of business
  • Give innovators the freedom to create
  • Facilitate access to spectrum
  • Create public policy for competition essential for an Internet of Things to thrive
  • Ensure that governments keep pace with technology deployed in private sector
  • Encourage public-private partnerships
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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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