The Next President Needs to Continue Obama’s Work on the Digital Divide – Slate Magazine

Perhaps the most notable tech policy win during the current administration was on net neutrality, a concept that ensures that internet users have the ability to access any content they want, without fear of meddling from their internet service providers. This summer, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s historic Open Internet Order, confirming those rules as the established law on net neutrality. President Obama was an early and vocal supporter of strong net neutrality rules, noting that he “will take a backseat to no one in [his] commitment to network neutrality” in a speech in 2007. While the work to achieve these landmark rules was led and supported and ultimately achieved through a broad coalition of D.C.-based advocates, grassroots and netroots organizations, groups representing communities of color, technology companies, and millions of Americans, this win will ultimately help cement Obama’s technology legacy.


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