Clinton backs net neutrality; Trump’s stand is unclear

"“The tech community is full of immigrants who started their companies here, so many of them were founded by immigrants,” said Marvin Ammori, a First Amendment lawyer well-known for his work on net neutrality issues who’s general counsel for Hyperloop One, a tech company backed by Elon Musk that’s working on an ultra-fast transit system. “So if you’re anti-immigrant you’re not going to be popular in (Silicon) Valley. If you’re anti-gay you’re not going to be popular in the Valley. ... So it does put Republicans at a disadvantage even if they’re progressive on some tech issues.”

How much does it matter to the internet’s future who becomes president?

“The president does matter,” Ammori said, pointing out that the president’s party gets to pick three of the five FCC commissioners, as well as appoint the solicitor general, who would defend the regulations in front of the Supreme Court — or not.

“This (net neutrality) was a 3-2 vote. If you get another Republican in there they could undermine everything the Obama administration has done,” he said.

“Binge On undermines the core vision of net neutrality,” Barbara van Schewick, the director of the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, wrote in a report on the T-Mobile service. “Internet service providers that connect us to the internet should not act as gatekeepers that pick winners and losers online by favoring some applications over others.”"