WASHINGTON — Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has signaled she will continue the Obama Administration’s push for affordable broadband for all, including a new push for free WiFi in public spaces.
She has also pledged to fight to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, including apparently a litmus test for new judges along those lines. Citizens United allowed for more spending on TV and radio political ads by permitting corporations and unions to directly fund electioneering communications in the run-up to federal elections.
Here are the communications-related campaign pledges Clinton has recently made part of the record:
• “Hillary will appoint Supreme Court justices who value the right to vote over the right of billionaires to buy elections,” says the issues portion of her campaign site. “She’ll push for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United in order to restore the role of everyday voters in elections."
• “She will finish the job of connecting America’s households to the internet with a commitment that by 2020, 100% of households in America will have access to affordable broadband."
• “She will also invest new resources in bringing free WiFi to public buildings and public transportation.”