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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:38 am 
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He & his majority are so done.

US House Democrats will be one in the eye for Pai

Intend to re-instate net neutrality rules repealed by the FCC
"Putting the US consumer first"
Will push for a federally-funded national broadband plan
Increased and stringent oversight and policing of the FCC

Although, post the US mid-term elections, the Board of Commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the US telecoms regulator, will maintain its Republican majority, in the lower house of the US Congress, Democrats will be pushing a telecoms programme and agenda greatly at variance with extant Republican policies. There will be a concerted effort to re-instate some, if not all, of the net-neutrality regulations imposed during the presidency of Barack Obama and also an emphasis on the provision of broadband access to the nation's many rural, remote and underserved areas. The stage is being set for at least a two-year war of delay and attrition.

Democrats say they will "put the American consumer first" and will introduce legislation to restore the net neutrality regulations repealed 11 months ago under the remarkably partizan writ of the current Chairman of the FCC, Ajit Pai, and the Republican-dominated Board of Commissioners. The focus will also be on the provision of "meaningful privacy and data security protections that are seriously lacking today." House Democrats also intend to oversee and police the FCC through a regime of regular, compulsory oversight meetings will all of the FCC's Commissioners.

https://www.telecomtv.com/content/polic ... pai-33120/


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:57 am 
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Maybe the US House Democrats will complain, but this not an issue I can see them having more than a supporting on Sunday talk shows kind of role in solving. They need a Senate in alignment or the office of the President. Both would be ideal.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:49 pm 
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In a more ideal world, there might be enough support for net neutrality in both chambers to overturn a presidential veto.

But, despite the recent earthquakes of the midterms, I think our world still isn't ideal enough. :(

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:53 am 
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I hope he's out of office in 2 years.

FCC's Pai Says He is Staying

FCC chair Ajit Pai says he has every intention of staying atop the FCC at least through the end of the President's first term.

That came in a press conference following the FCC's monthly meeting Thursday (Nov. 15).

https://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/ ... is-staying


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