FCC Chairman Lays Out Plan to Roll Back Net Neutrality Rules
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In a widely anticipated move, Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), announced plans to overturn rule changes made during the Obama Administration. Previously, the FCC determined that the Internet is covered by Title II of the Communications Act, a move that Pai opposed when he was an FCC commissioner.
“The Internet is the greatest free-market success story in history,” Pai said. He added that a light regulatory touch is necessary to continue that economic success.
In a break from previous precedent, Pai is vowing to conduct the rule change process in the open, including public hearings and discussion.