Tech groups push policy priorities for the Trump administration
Technology trade groups are already pushing out their policy priorities for President-elect Donald Trump’s administration, even though his campaign rarely touched on IT issues.
With Silicon Valley largely opposed to Trump during the campaign and his tech policy agenda paper thin, policy recommendations from tech trade groups may be an exercise in wishful thinking. Still, several tech groups congratulated Trump on his unexpected victory and expressed optimism about this presidency.
One point of optimism for the tech industry was the Trump campaign’s last-minute addition of telecommunications networks to a long list of infrastructure projects he hopes to fund. Other infrastructure projects on Trump’s list include roads, bridges, tunnels, airports, railroads, ports, pipelines, and the electricity grid, and it’s unclear how he plans to pay for the plan, given that Trump also has promised large tax cuts, and whether telecommunications networks would be a priority.