Time to pay attention to net neutrality again

Nov 21, 2017
The Federal Communications Commission will not uphold Obama-era net neutrality rules. Today, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai asked the commission to adopt a more free-market approach to regulating the internet. Net neutrality is the idea that all data transmitted over the internet be treated equally and companies can’t slow down or charge different rates for different […]

FCC targets net neutrality

Nov 21, 2017
The next target of the Trump administration’s regulatory rollback appears to be net neutrality. The Obama-era rule that says all internet traffic has to be treated equally. The Federal Communications Commission is expected to release a new net neutrality rule this week reversing that decision. Here’s how net neutrality works. Think of the web as […]

Can a free market solve the digital divide?

Sep 12, 2017
FCC chairman Ajit Pai believes fewer regulations and more competition will lead to broadband expansion.
Federal Communication Commission Chairman Ajit Pai participates in a discussion at The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research in May in Washington, DC. 
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Ajit Pai on Congress' role in the net neutrality debate

Sep 5, 2017
The FCC chairman wants to see Congress, not individual administrations, take control of the issue long term.
Federal Communications Chair Ajit Pai, in his office in Washington, DC.
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The Source Code: Ajit Pai

Sep 5, 2017
In our full interview with Ajit Pai, he talks about broadband deployment, net neutrality and coffee.
Ajit Pai talks with Molly Wood about his giant coffee mug.
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Why net neutrality rules are in danger

Apr 26, 2017
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai signaled a rollback of restrictions on internet service providers.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai talks about rolling back net neutrality rules at the Newseum today in Washington, D.C.
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