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Politics FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to leave agency next year

18:41  30 november  2020
18:41  30 november  2020 Source:   washingtonpost.com

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Ajit Pai is the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission . He was designated Chairman by President Donald J The federal government must make it easier to for broadband providers to retire increasingly obsolete copper lines in favor of next -generation technologies like fiber.

Ajit Pai , a Republican FCC commissioner, is expected to be nominated by President Trump as the next chairman of the FCC , according to a report on Friday. Pai would succeed Tom Wheeler in the top post, according to Politico. Trump’s spokesman confirmed that Pai met with Trump earlier this week.

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced Monday that he’ll step down from his post in January, concluding a four-year run atop the nation’s telecom regulatory agency.

Ajit Pai wearing a suit and tie: Chairman of Federal Communications Commission Ajit Pai testifies during a hearing before Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committe. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) © Alex Wong/Getty Images Chairman of Federal Communications Commission Ajit Pai testifies during a hearing before Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committe. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

President Trump tapped Pai, then a commissioner, to serve as his first and only FCC chairman during his sole term in office — a period during which the Republican-led commission muscled through a series of significant deregulatory moves, including a repeal of the country’s net neutrality rules, which had required Internet providers to treat all web traffic equally.

Pai said he intends to depart on Jan. 20, the same day that President-elect Joe Biden will be inaugurated, potentially setting the stage for Democrats to control the FCC next year.

“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, reflecting on the fact he had been the first Asian American to chair the agency. “As I often say: only in America.”

Democrats see reaching Asian American voters as key part of Georgia runoff strategy .
The homeowner in Duluth, Georgia, opened her screen door and softly said, "I'm not good at English." The two volunteers, clutching clipboards and political fliers, were on the Korean woman's porch to talk about the January 5 Senate runoffs. © Kyung Lah/CNN Volunteers Grace Pai and Syed Hussain go door to door to inform AAPI voters about Georgia's January runoff election. "I speak some Korean," said Grace Pai, in Korean. "It's terrible," Pai added in broken Korean.

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