Fear and loathing in Silicon Valley over FCC, net neutrality

Fear and loathing in Silicon Valley over FCC, net neutrality


Silicon Valley is concerned that Trump’s appointee Ajit Pai to chairman of the Federal Communications Commission may take steps to undermine net neutrality protections.

Corynne McSherry, the legal director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, told NBC News “we will do what is necessary to defend a free and open internet.”

It’s just the latest Silicon Valley worry in a long and growing list of uncertainties and doubts about Trump’s technology, trade and investment policies. Silicon Valley insiders who overwhelmingly backed Clinton are being very vocal about their uncertainies and the direction of their companies, the industry — and the nation.

During the tech titans meeting in Trump Tower, Trump assured the assembled executives that there was “no formal chain of command around here. Keep going with the incredible innovation. There’s nobody like you in the world.”

Now, less than one week into the Trump administration Silicon Valley’s hard-fought victories may already be doomed, one observer predicts.

Read: In Silicon Valley, Uncertainty and Scrutiny for President Trump

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