You can read McCain’s Technology plan here. Among other things he’s for “open and fair” trade and preserving the FCC’s 4 freedoms, but will not be in favor of a prescriptive, legislative approach to net neutrality. Overall it’s a mix of pretty good policies, albeit that one on muni broadband.
- Good: John McCain Opposes Higher Taxes On Wireless Services. John McCain has opposed new state and local discriminatory taxes and fees on wireless services, which are relied upon by over 250 million Americans. Taxes account for over 20 percent of many mobile phone users’ bills.
- Good: John McCain Has Been A Long And Ardent Supporter Of Fair And Open World Trade. Trade greatly benefits America and the American worker. The best protection for American workers is to ensure that they have access to the world’s customers, 95 percent of whom live outside the United States. This access is particularly important for workers in the information technology sector.
- Bad: John McCain believes that people acting through their local governments should be able to invest in their own future by building out infrastructure to provide high-speed Internet services. For this reason, Senator McCain introduced the “Community Broadband Bill,” which would allow local governments to offer such services, particularly when private industry fails to do so.