Thursday, 22 June 2017

After privacy vote, net neutrality is next on Pai's hit-list

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Friday 31 March 17

FCC chairman is likely gearing up to take on his biggest challenge yet.

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai has been a busy man since taking on the role in January, generally living up to the widely-held expectation that he would clip the U.S. watchdog's claws. Based on the events of the last few days, he could soon be about to get a lot busier, by taking aim at net neutrality. The focus on the FCC has been particularly intense this week due to Congress' vote to overturn its broadband privacy rules – a move that has attracted widespread criticism from consumer advocates and praise from telco lobbyists in equal measure. Pai has been quick to defend this and other headline…

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai has been a busy man since taking on the role in January, generally living up to the widely-held expectation that he would clip the U.S. watchdog's claws. Based on the events of the last few days, he could soon be about to get a lot busier, by taking aim at net neutrality. The focus on the FCC has been particularly intense this week due to Congress' vote to overturn its broadband privacy rules – a move that has attracted widespread criticism from consumer advocates and praise from telco lobbyists in equal measure. Pai has been quick to defend this and other headline…

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