The Glorious Free Market to TRUMP Net Neutrality: Trump Picks Ajit Pai to Head FCC

(Oh. Did they fail to mention Pai was appointed to the board in 2012 by the fake progressive president, Barack Obama? Pai wrote a letter when Trump was elected stating he hoped that they could revisit Net Neutrality as soon as possible. Pai “voted against orders lowering the cost of cable boxes, advancing municipal broadband, lowering rates for prison phone calls, restricting data collection by ISPs, and so on.”)

“Pai vehemently objected to the FCC’s landmark Open Internet Order from February last year; his epic 67-page dissent statement takes issue with practically every aspect of it..” Tech Crunch

from LA Times

President Trump on Monday  designated Ajit Pai, a Republican member of the Federal Communications Commission and an outspoken opponent of new net neutrality rules (and former Associate General Counsel at Verizon Communications Inc), to be the agency’s new chairman.

Pai, 44, would take over for Tom Wheeler, a Democrat who stepped down on Friday. Wheeler’s term had not expired but Trump gets to designate a new chairman as Republicans gain the FCC majority.

“I look forward to working with the new administration, my colleagues at the commission, members of Congress, and the American public to bring the benefits of the digital age to all Americans,” Pai said.

A telecommunications lawyer who has served on the FCC since May 2012, Pai is a free-market advocate who has been sharply critical of new regulations adopted by Democrats in recent years.

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