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President-elect Trump’s infrastructure plan should start here

Justin Vélez-Hagan, In a shift from the traditionally parsimonious Republican platform, President-elect Trump has promised a national infrastructure spending bill to promote economic growth. Maintaining and revamping the country’s roads, bridges, tunnels, and more are necessary for continued commerce. However, an even greater contributor to future growth (and a better return on investment) will come

It’s essential that we keep the internet secure, free and open

Sen. Marco Rubio, For most of the internet’s history, the important role of assigning domain names has been left to a nonprofit group called the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which is under contract with the United States government. If the Obama administration has its way, however, that will change prematurely on

Obama administration backs plan to relinquish Internet control

The Obama administration is getting behind a plan that would have the U.S. government relinquish its last bit of control over the Internet – a move Republican lawmakers are fighting tooth-and-nail. The transfer was set in motion two years ago when a Commerce Department agency said it would cede oversight over an obscure, but powerful,