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Entertainment FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Plans To Depart On Jan. 20, Opening Slot For Democratic Majority

19:36  30 november  2020
19:36  30 november  2020 Source:   deadline.com

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has announced plans to depart the commission when President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated on January 20 th. Pai was appointed chairman in 2017 and served for the duration of the Trump administration, overseeing an unusually active period in federal telecom policy.

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Ajit Pai wearing a suit and tie looking at the camera © (Alex Wong/Pool via AP)

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said on Monday that he plans to depart the agency on Jan. 20, which will create an opening to allow the incoming Joe Biden administration to form a Democratic majority on the commission.

Pai, a Republican, has been on the commission since 2012, and has been chairman through the Trump administration.

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“It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve at the Federal Communications Commission, including as Chairman of the FCC over the past four years,” Pai said in a statement. “I am grateful to President Trump for giving me the opportunity to lead the agency in 2017, to President Obama for appointing me as a Commissioner in 2012, and to Senate Majority Leader McConnell and the Senate for twice confirming me.  To be the first Asian-American to chair the FCC has been a particular privilege.  As I often say: only in America.”

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Ajit Pai isn't going going to take the time to print it out to wipe his ass with. You'll have better luck Also, don't forget this isn't entirely up to Pai . It takes a 3 vote majority of the 5 member committee to The real problem is that monopolies are a natural consequence of a free and open market, and we

The plans are nearly identical. I mean, fifteen years ago, Pai did work for a couple years for Verizon before he began fifteen years of service with the government. I'm not arguing that Ajit Pai IS a corporate shill, but it's not unimaginable that someone with corporate interests could be nominated by

Biden has not yet said who he would nominate for a new FCC chair. The commission has two Democrats, Jessica Rosenworcel and Geoffrey Starks, and two other Republicans, Michael O’Rielly and Brendan Carr. President Donald Trump has nominated Nathan Simington to fill O’Rielly’s slot, but he has not been confirmed by the Senate. The Senate Commerce Committee is scheduled to consider his nomination on Wednesday.

In his announcement, Pai emphasized his accomplishments in closing the “digital divide” and advancing 5G. He also has championed a host of moves to deregulate media ownership rules, with the Supreme Court planning to hear one case.

Pai’s most controversial move was to lead an effort to largely repeal the FCC’s net neutrality rules, a move that may be reversed with a Democratic majority.

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“Unfortunately, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is unable to attend CES 2018,” the Consumer Technology Association said in a statement. “We look forward to our next opportunity to host a technology policy discussion with him before a public audience.”

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His departure likely scuttles a Trump administration effort to modify Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act through the federal regulatory process. Pai had launched a rulemaking process to modify Section 230, which gives immunity to tech platforms for how they moderate third party content. Trump, upset that Twitter had started placing fact-checking labels on his tweets, issued an executive order aimed at weakening the platforms’ legal protections. After O’Rielly expressed doubts over the effort to modify Section 230, the White House withdrew his renomination to the FCC and instead selected Simington for the slot.

Pai’s term extends through 2022, but it has been a tradition for FCC chairs to step down with each incoming new administration.

DRC: fractures appear in broad daylight within the FCC, the Kabila camp .
© REUTERS / Kenny Katombe Joseph Kabila, then Congolese president, during a press conference, January 26, 2018, in Kinshasa. The party of former President Joseph Kabila has just suffered a crushing defeat in the Assembly after the dismissal of its president Jeannine Mabunda. After this setback, six senators sent a memorandum to Joseph Kabila, in which they list a series of dysfunctions within the party and violently attack the coordination of the FCC, from which they demand the resignation.

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