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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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Ajit Pai blames Cher and Hulk actor for ginning up net neutrality support
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Enlarge / US singer and actress Cher poses on October 10, 2013 in Paris. (credit: Getty Images | AFP | Francois Guillot) Internet users have made it clear to US telecom regulator Ajit Pai that his proposal to scrap net neutrality rules is unpopular with the masses. But with two weeks left before the Federal […]

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Ajit Pai and the FCC Want It To Be Legal for Comcast To Block BitTorrent
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Nilay Patel, reporting for The Verge: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai released his proposal to kill net neutrality this week, and while there’s a lot to be unhappy with, it’s hard not to be taken with the brazenness of his argument. Pai thinks it was a mistake for the FCC to try and stop Comcast from […]

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Tom Wheeler to Ajit Pai: “Why the silence” about Trump’s media threats?
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Enlarge / Tom Wheeler, when he was Federal Communications Commission Chairman, at left, listens to then-FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai testify before the House Judiciary Committee about Internet regulation on March 25, 2015. President Donald Trump promoted Pai to chairman to succeed Wheeler. (credit: Chip Somodvellia/Getty Images) Tom Wheeler, the former chairman of the Federal Communications […]

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Why some Senate Democrats voted to give Ajit Pai another term on FCC
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Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Nerthuz) The Senate vote to give Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai another term on the FCC yesterday went mostly along party lines, but four Democrats joined with Republicans to approve Pai’s re-nomination. Three of those Democrats explained why to Politico in a report this morning. “I disagree with [Pai] […]

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