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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

#1694 What the Trump win means for tech, science, and beyond
Trump’s presidency could bring big changes to regulation of Internet service providers—but most of the changes are difficult to predict because Trump rarely discussed telecom policy during his campaign. The Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules could be overturned or weakened, however, if Trump still feels the same way he did in 2014. At the time, he tweeted, “Obama’s attack on the internet is another top down power grab. Net neutrality is the Fairness Doctrine. Will target conservative media.”

Trump has promised "a temporary moratorium on new agency regulations," and he would like the FCC to fine journalists who are critical of him. Trump seems likely to take a deregulatory approach to telecom, benefiting Internet service providers who protested various new rules implemented under Democratic FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. Aside from net neutrality, Trump hasn't discussed any specific telecom regulations that he’d like to change.
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