In another move that snatched victory from the jaws of defeat, President Trump has appointed Ajit Pai as the new Chairman of the FCC. This means that the dreaded Net Neutrality Act will be neutered instead of neutral. This was a big threat to internet freedoms in the liberal name of ‘fairness.’ You can be sure we dodged this bullet.
As Written By Breitbart Tech:
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has picked a fierce critic of the Obama-era “net neutrality” rules to be chief regulator of the nation’s airwaves and internet connections.
In a statement Monday, Ajit Pai said he was grateful to the president for choosing him as the next chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Several reports last week had said he was the pick.
Pai had been one of the two Republican commissioners on a five-member panel that regulates the country’s communications infrastructure, including TV, phone and internet service.
There are currently just three members on the panel. The Republicans’ new majority at the FCC, along with their control of Congress and the White House, is expected to help them roll back policies applauded by consumer advocates that upset many phone and cable industry groups, including net neutrality rules that bar internet service providers from favoring some websites and apps over others.
Pai, an active Twitter user, posted Monday that “there is so much we can do together to bring the benefits of the digital age to all Americans and to promote innovation and investment.”
AN INDUSTRY-FRIENDLY FCC
Pai has long maintained that the FCC under former ….
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