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"Civil society is much more fragile than I think Americans appreciate," says outgoing FCC Chair Ajit Pai

Jan 15, 2021
Pai says Congress needs to legislate rules so that agency regulations, like net neutrality, don't swing with the leader's political affiliation.
Social media companies "do not operate by the same principles that other companies in the internet economy do," says outgoing FCC Chairman Ajit Pai.
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Change in FCC leadership may renew net neutrality battle

Dec 1, 2020
Ajit Pai's departure could lead to a Democratic majority on the commission and is expected to spark new policy fights.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai speaks before a Senate panel in June. The commission's balance of power may change under the Biden administration.
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There's net neutrality legislation in Congress... but don't get too excited

Mar 8, 2019
The future of net neutrality may hinge on how internet service is defined.
Rally organizers carry away props following a protest outside the Federal Communication Commission building against the end of net neutrality rules on December 14, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai lays out his vision for an internet without net neutrality rules

Jun 11, 2018
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai talks about the FCC's controversial decision to repeal net neutrality rules.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, left, is interviewed by Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal on June 11.
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Net neutrality repeal is unlikely to bring an immediate web slowdown

Jun 11, 2018
Today is the day when so-called net neutrality rules no longer apply to the internet. Last year, the Federal Communications Commission repealed the rules that had prevented internet providers from playing favorites, by, for instance, offering faster service to customers who pay more for it. What comes next? Click the audio player above to hear […]

Why the end of net neutrality might look good ... at first

Jun 11, 2018
"In this weird, wireless internet ecosystem, 'unlimited' doesn't mean unlimited, 'free' doesn't mean free," one expert says.

Senate Democrats want to CTRL+Z FCC net neutrality repeal

Jan 11, 2018
Sen. Ed Markey says there is powerful momentum to restore the consumer protection.
From left, Democratic senators Bill Nelson, of Florida; Ed Markey, of Massachusetts; and Tammy Duckworth, of Illinois, speak on Capitol Hill yesterday about a Congressional Review Act resolution that would undo action by the FCC and restore net neutrality rules.
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For public good, not for profit.

Net neutrality is gone, so now what for consumers?

Dec 14, 2017
The FCC vote lifts many restrictions on internet service providers.

What tech companies are saying about the repeal of net neutrality rules

Dec 14, 2017
In a 3-to-2 vote, the FCC ruled to roll back net neutrality policy established under the Obama administration.
A small group of protestors supporting net neutrality protest against a plan by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) head Ajit Pai, during a protest outside a Verizon store on December 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 
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Ajit Pai's new internet

The FCC is expected to vote to eliminate net neutrality. We talked to the chairman about what the internet might look like if that happens.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai arrives for his confirmation hearing for a second term as chair of the commission on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
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