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House Democrats Tell Ajit Pai: Stop Screwing Over the Public
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slack_justyb shares a report from Ars Technica: The House Commerce Committee is “reassuming its traditional role of oversight to ensure the agency is acting in the best interest of the public and consistent with its legislative authority,” Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-N.J.) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle (D-Penn.) said in […]

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Ajit Pai Cancels Trip To CES Amid Government Shutdown
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For the second year in a row, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will not be attending the annual Consumer Electronics Show. According to Politico Pro, Pai and Commissioner Brendan Carr are canceling their appearances at CES as a consequence of the ongoing partial government shutdown. Last year, Pai canceled due to death threats he received in […]

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Ajit Pai wants to raise rural broadband speeds from 10Mbps to 25Mbps
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Enlarge (credit: Steve Johnson / Flickr) The Federal Communications Commission is planning to raise the rural broadband standard from 10Mbps to 25Mbps in a move that would require faster Internet speeds in certain government-subsidized networks. The FCC’s Connect America Fund (CAF) distributes more than $1.5 billion a year to AT&T, CenturyLink, and other carriers to […]

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Ajit Pai slams Sprint, Charter, and CenturyLink for poor robocall effort
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Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on December 14, 2017 in Washington, DC, the day of the FCC’s vote to repeal net neutrality rules. (credit: Getty Images | Alex Wong ) Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai yesterday criticized Sprint, Charter, CenturyLink, and four other phone providers for not committing to adopt a new system […]

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FCC’s Ajit Pai labels California net neutrality law 'illegal'
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FCC head honcho, Ajit Pai, didn't mince words in comments regarding California's recent passing of a tough net neutrality bill. In his keynote speech for neoconservative policy organization Maine Heritage Policy Center, Pai called California's SB 822…

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Ajit Pai finally gets around to fighting fraud in FCC comment system
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Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Palto) The Federal Communications Commission is planning to overhaul its public comments system to deter fraud and abuse, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a letter to lawmakers last week. The FCC may institute a CAPTCHA system as part of a redesign that will “institute appropriate safeguards against abusive conduct,” […]

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Ajit Pai refuses Democrats’ request to revoke Sinclair broadcast licenses
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Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai speaks to the media after the vote to repeal net neutrality rules on December 14, 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Alex Wong ) Democratic lawmakers yesterday followed in President Trump’s footsteps by asking the Federal Communications Commission to consider revoking licenses from a broadcaster. While Trump called for the […]

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NRA Gives Ajit Pai 'Courage Award' and Gun For 'Saving the Internet'
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The National Rifle Association (NRA) today gave its Charlton Heston Courage Under Fire Award to Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. “Pai was about to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland when the award presentation seemed to catch him by surprise,” reports Ars Technica. “The award is a handmade […]

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Ajit Pai jokes with Verizon exec about him being a “puppet” FCC chair
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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai at Fox Studios on November 10, 2017 in New York City. (credit: Getty Images | John Lamparski ) On Thursday night in Washington, DC, net neutrality advocates gathered outside the annual Federal Communications Commission Chairman’s Dinner to protest Chairman Ajit Pai’s impending rollback of net neutrality rules. Inside the dinner (also […]

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