by· January 24, 2017
President Trump’s newly appointed head of the FCC looks set to abolish the net neutrality rules, meaning that the federal government will no longer regulate the Internet.
Ajit Pai, a fierce critic of the net neutrality rules, was selected by Trump to chair the Federal Communications Commission.
Pai has had good relations with congressional Republicans and he will be closely watched as he works with House Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) and his Senate counterpart, Chairman John Thune, (R-S.D.) to undo the many tech and telecom regulations passed under the Obama administration.
But some believe that Pai could also be at odds with the Trump administration on some issues.
Pai is generally lauded by the industry for his anti-regulatory stance, leading many to believe that he will look favorably at the proposed AT&T-Time Warner merger if it comes under…
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