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Ajit Pai

FCC chairman celebrates the end of net neutrality with more lies

June 11th, 2018

The FCC’s abandonment of net neutrality laws, voted on last year, finally takes effect today. Nothing is likely to change overnight — if nothing else, the public attention will keep telecoms companies in line for the next few months — but FCC chairman and dubious memer Ajit Pai has taken the opportunity to publish a …

Ajit Pai is still blaming everything on net neutrality

March 22nd, 2018

Ajit Pai, the former Verizon lawyer who now runs the FCC, successfully ram-rodded a repeal of net neutrality rules from the FCC last fall. In doing so, Pai left the Commission virtually powerless to regulate telecoms companies, handing a huge victory to cable and phone companies who’d rather not have to compete. But rather than …

Net Neutrality FCC vote: what next?

RIP open internet, 1983-2017

December 14th, 2017

The Federal Communications Commission has voted to overturn the rules classifying internet service providers as utilities, and giving the FCC the power to regulate them accordingly. On paper, it’s a minor procedural vote; in reality, it’s the first move in a process that could end with a handful of telecoms monopolies having complete control over …

FCC Chairman distracts from net neutrality battle by jabbing at Twitter

November 29th, 2017

Shouting “hey, look over there!” might not be a novel tactic, but it’s all that FCC chairman Ajit Pai really has left at this point. Under fire for ignoring millions of pro-net-neutrality comments and hindering the investigation into an army of anti-net-neutrality bots, Pai chose instead to go on the attack today. At an event …

Net neutrality, Ajit Pai, the FCC and Comcast

This is why we need real net neutrality rules

May 1st, 2017

In a recent op-ed, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai trotted out one of his favorite concepts: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. His argument for repealing net neutrality rules is that nothing particularly bad has happened yet, and internet service providers can be relied on to maintain the free and open internet that we currently …