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

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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