Monday, 11 December 2017

New FCC chairman nixes zero-rating probe

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Monday 06 February 17

Ajit Pai defends decision to revoke numerous consumer-protection regulations.

New U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai late last week defended his decision to roll back numerous regulations implemented during the last days of his predecessor Tom Wheeler. Pai's move attracted criticism from consumer advocates and fellow FCC commissioner Mignon Clyburn. On Friday, Pai closed investigations into zero-rated services offered by AT&T and Verizon. The two telcos stood accused of violating the FCC's net neutrality rules…

New U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai late last week defended his decision to roll back numerous regulations implemented during the last days of his predecessor Tom Wheeler. Pai's move attracted criticism from consumer advocates and fellow FCC commissioner Mignon Clyburn. On Friday, Pai closed investigations into zero-rated services offered by AT&T and Verizon. The two telcos stood accused of violating the FCC's net neutrality rules…

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