Last week Senator Obama released a position paper on tech. Our questions take a deeper dive on some of the key issues.
The senator is continuing to take a very strong stance on net neutrality. He may understand the issue – and its importance to the tech community – better than any other candidate. But we didn’t stop there. Senator Obama also outlined a broad strategy for increasing privacy protection. Other key points below:
- He doesn’t feel the FCC went far enough in promoting competition with the upcoming 700MHz spectrum auctions.
- He supports Federal intervention to encourage more ubiquitous broadband Internet access and delivering technology to schools.
- He wants to keep the Internet tax free, and he wants to “close the loophole” that allows venture capitalists to recognize investment profits as capital gains.
He supports temporary increases in the H1-B visa program from the current levels
He plans to make big investments in renewable energy, and supports caps on carbon emissions.