Politics Pai formally announces plans to leave FCC

19:31  30 november  2020
19:31  30 november  2020 Source:   thehill.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 20th. “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

Today, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced his plan to dismantle net neutrality. During a speech in Washington, DC at the conservative nonprofit Freedomworks, Pai outlined his plan to roll back the 2015 Open Internet Order. The order established the principles of the open internet in law

Ajit Pai formally announced Monday that he will leave his position as chair of the Federal Communications Commission on Jan. 20.

Ajit Pai wearing a suit and tie: Pai formally announces plans to leave FCC © Getty Images Pai formally announces plans to leave FCC

Stepping down from the FCC when a new president is inaugurated is an agency tradition.

Pai, a Republican promoted to chairman by President Trump, has had a tenure mired in controversy.

His most notable decision, the repeal of Obama-era net neutrality rules that allowed the commission to go after service providers that discriminate against certain web traffic, is likely to be overturned shortly after Democrats have a 3-2 majority.

Lawmakers urge FCC to assist in effort to rip out, replace suspect network equipment

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Ajit Pai , Chairman of the FCC . It seems like the net neutrality debate in the US is making a comeback after all; the Federal Communications Commission may decide to reverse its 2015 net neutrality reclassification order in a vote next month.

Ajit Pai is the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission . Particularly given how rapidly the communications sector is changing, the FCC should do everything it can to They are left on the other side of the “digital divide.” Chairman Pai has seen this for himself, from Barrow, Alaska to

Other decisions, like overseeing the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, will be harder to reverse.

"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.

He highlighted some of his other achievements in Monday's statement, including "closing the digital divide" and designating 988 as the new number of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

President-elect Joe Biden will now have the opportunity to either promote one of the two Democrats on the commission - Jessica Rosenworcel and Geoffrey Starks - or bring in a new chair from outside the FCC.

Republican Commissioner Brendan Carr, who still has several years left on his term, is unlikely to depart. The other seat is up in the air.

FCC denies ZTE request to reverse national security threat designation

  FCC denies ZTE request to reverse national security threat designation The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Tuesday formally denied the request by Chinese telecommunications group ZTE to remove the agency’s designation of the company as a national security threat. © Getty Images FCC denies ZTE request to reverse national security threat designation The denial comes months after the FCC formally designated both ZTE and Chinese telecom group Huawei as national security threats, and banned U.S. groups from using funds from the FCC's $8.3 billion Universal Service Fund to purchase equipment from either group.

Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai on Wednesday took the first steps in his plan ( FCC chairman Ajit Pai .Reuters/Kevin Lamarque) Federal Communications Commission If that is approved, as expected, a second vote will be needed before any changes formally take

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai reveals a draft of his plans to fully dismantle the Obama-era net neutrality rules. Federal regulators are proposing to scrap Obama-era rules that require internet service providers to treat all web traffic equally. "[I]n 2015, the prior FCC

Trump withdrew Mike O'Rielly's nomination to serve another term on the commission shortly after O'Rielly spoke up against the president's executive order targeting Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which gives internet companies immunity from lawsuits for content posted on their sites by third parties and allows them to make "good faith" efforts to moderate content.

The president's new nominee, Nathan Simington, testified before the Senate earlier this month. However, his appointment is not guaranteed, given his role in drafting a controversial petition to reinterpret Section 230 and new reports that he tried to get Fox News's Laura Ingraham to back it.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said during Simington's hearing that he would block the nomination unless he agreed to recuse himself from Section 230 issues.

Updated at 11:36 a.m.

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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