FCC Chief Sets Up Clash With Call to Repeal Net Neutrality


The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission has proposed rolling back the Obama-era net-neutrality rule as the regulation’s defenders vowed a “tsunami” of resistance.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said he would ask the agency next month to begin considering removing the strong legal authority that underpins the rules, and to take suggestions for replacement regulations.

“When we are saddled with FCC rules that will deny many Americans high-speed internet access and jobs, doing nothing is nothing doing,” Pai said in a speech Wednesday in Washington. “Instead, we need rules that focus on growth and infrastructure investment, rules that expand high-speed internet access everywhere. Rules that give Americans more online choice, faster speeds, and more innovation.”

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission has proposed rolling back the Obama-era net-neutrality rule as the regulation’s defenders vowed a “tsunami” of resistance.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said he would ask the agency next month to begin considering removing the strong legal authority that underpins the rules, and to take suggestions for replacement regulations.

“When we are saddled with FCC rules that will deny many Americans high-speed internet access and jobs, doing nothing is nothing doing,” Pai said in a speech Wednesday in Washington. “Instead, we need rules that focus on growth and infrastructure investment, rules that expand high-speed internet access everywhere. Rules that give Americans more online choice, faster speeds, and more innovation.”

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