Hillary Clinton recently released a comprehensive tech plan that involves an initiative that would provide every American household with high speed internet by 2020.
Tech companies are overwhelmingly supportive of Hillary Clinton’s bid for the White House in 2016. CNN Money reports tech donors have almost completely rejected Donald Trump in favor of Bernie Sanders and Clinton. According to Crowdpac, which measures campaign contributions, of the 35,234 tech industry members analyzed in the study, only 52 donors have contributed to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
Prominent members of the industry have publicly announced their support of former Sec. Clinton and her tech plan. “No doubt, lots of good stuff included in Secretary Clinton’s tech agenda,” says Bobby Franklin, CEO of National Venture Capital Association. “If the details are as good as the blueprint, we would be very supportive of this type of agenda in a Hillary Clinton Administration.”
“What she has proposed is ambitious and may not be approved right away, but it sets a good starting point,” says Anis Uzzaman, CEO of Fenox Venture Capital in San Jose, Calif.
Box CEO Aaron Levie, a Clinton supporter, also heaped praised on the former Secretary and her tech plan. “She did a great job of articulating and underscoring” issues affecting talent, patents, content, encryption, and privacy, he says.
Despite previous concerns about Secretary Clinton’s ethical conduct, some tech industry leaders claim that she is the perfect person to advocate for digital ethics. “It would be good for a presidential candidate to advocate a digital ethics and rights bill that would protect citizens and set the rules so that the valley would have clear guidelines on data ownership and usage,” argued R. Ray Wang, CEO of Constellation Research.
Secretary Clinton’s detractors are concerned that the tech plan is her way of returning the favor to her donors in the tech industry. This would be consistent with the theory proposed in Breitbart Senior Editor Peter Schweizer’s New York Times bestselling book, Clinton Cash, which through thorough research suggests the Clintons often grant political favors to their biggest donors.