The Hill –
Advocates are encouraged by how the president-elect embraced technology in his own campaign — by using the Internet to set new fundraising records, for example — and for his support of open access to Internet networks and tax breaks for research and development.
“The Obama position is the government has a role in promoting technology. It is a breath of fresh air,” said Josh Ackil, president of the Franklin Square Group. Ackil, a former Democratic Senate aide, now lobbies for Apple, Google and other tech interests.