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Trump's Telecom Chief Is Ajit Pai, Critic Of Net Neutrality Rules - NPR

Ajit Pai, the senior Republican on the Federal Communications Commission, will be the country's new chief telecommunications regulator. He's a proponent of limited government and a free-market approach to regulations. Pai's promotion within the FCC ...and more »

Ajit Pai, Net Neutrality Foe and Critic of E-Rate Policies, Named FCC Chair - Education Week (blog)

President Donald Trump has appointed Ajit Pai, a determined critic of recent decisions to overhaul the E-rate program and protect "net neutrality," to chair the Federal Communications Commission, an agency that wields sweeping powers over the ...and more »

Trump's FCC Pick Doesn't Bode Well For Net Neutrality - WIRED

President Donald Trump has tapped Ajit Pai, the Federal Communications Commission's senior Republican member, to head the regulatory agency. The appointment, announced by the FCC today, does not require congressional approval since Pai is already an ...and more »

Trump's new FCC chief is Ajit Pai, and he wants to destroy net neutrality - The Verge

Donald Trump has elevated Ajit Pai to chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, giving control over the agency to a reliable conservative who's been opposed to pretty much every big action the commission has taken in recent years, from ...and more »

FCC's Wheeler Signs Off With 'Competition' Mantra - Law360

Law360, Washington (January 20, 2017, 8:54 PM EST) -- Departing Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler cast a final spotlight on the “competition, competition, competition” mantra that has been his theme in departing office Friday ...and more »

Trump's FCC Chairman pick Ajit Pai heralds a weaker, meeker Commission - TechCrunch

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai was elevated today to Chairman by the Trump administration, setting the stage for a more restrained and permissive FCC than under Tom Wheeler, who resigned last month. Pai has consistently opposed Wheeler and the other ...and more »

Republican Ajit Pai named new FCC chairman - The Hill

“I am deeply grateful to the President of the United States for designating me the 34th Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission,” Pai's statement read. “I look forward to working with the new Administration, my colleagues at the Commission ...and more »

Trump names new FCC chairman: Ajit Pai, who wants to take a 'weed whacker' to net neutrality - Los Angeles Times

Pai, 44, wants to "fire up the weed whacker" and remove new regulations adopted by Democrats in recent years. President Trump on Monday designated Ajit Pai, a Republican member of the Federal Communications Commission and an outspoken opponent of new ...and more »

Trump's new FCC chairman Ajit Pai is going to dismantle Net Neutrality - VentureBeat

Pai, a commissioner appointed by Obama in 2012, voted against outgoing chairman Tom Wheeler's Net Neutrality order in 2015. Still, the order to classify broadband internet as a public utility passed. As far back as 2014, Trump has opposed Net ...and more »

Trump to tap Republican Ajit Pai as next FCC chairman - The Hill

President Trump will tap Republican Ajit Pai, a commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission, to be the agency's new chairman. Two industry sources confirmed the move to The Hill on Friday. Pai had been widely expected be picked to succeed Tom ...and more »