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Trump’s FCC chairman is full of crap

April 12th, 2017

Earlier this week Ajit Pai, the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, took time out of his busy schedule of screwing consumer privacy to make an empty statement. He said that the FCC won’t allow voice calls on planes, “clarifying” something that hasn’t been an issue for years. The decision itself is not bad, …

Trump’s FCC: actually, competitive broadband is bad

April 3rd, 2017

Under the Obama administration, the Federal Communications Commission approved the merger of Charter and TWC, subject to a few conditions. One of the conditions was that Charter would extend service to one million households that already have service from another provider. This “overbuild” was designed to force competition in the broadband space, and to create …