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Introduction

Following Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential elections, Ovum has looked at the impact it could have on key issues related to policy and regulation of the telecoms and media sector in the country.

Highlights

  • During the campaign, both parties pledged to make efforts to improve broadband infrastructure, particularly in rural areas. Trump's statements on the matter have been vague, whereas Clinton's plans were set out in more detail and had more realistic targets in terms of broadband speed.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses the potential impact of the US presidential elections on the country's telecoms and media industries.
  • Analyzes the differences and common traits between presidential candidates' stances on key issues.

Key questions answered

  • How could the elections impact the US telecoms and media industries?
  • What are the differences in policy positions between presidential candidates?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • The FCC could now refrain from adopting a more "hands-on" approach
  • Consolidation is expected to be easier under Trump, but both candidates promised tougher antitrust enforcement
  • Trump's commitment to improving broadband infrastructure is more vague than Clinton's would have been

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Author

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