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FCC chairman Ajit Pai gets his biggest win with net neutrality repeal

Passing the plan is the biggest victory in Pai's eventful 11-month tenure as the head of the FCC

Cecilia Kang | NYT  |  Washington 

Small tech companies, consumer groups and many celebrities have been up in arms for weeks about a proposal at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to dismantle landmark rules that guarantee an open internet. But in one speech, Ajit Pai (pictured), the chairman of the agency, called the complaints “hysteria” and “hot air”. In another, he dismissed criticism that by pushing the change, he was doing the bidding for companies like Verizon, his former employer. He joked that his nightmare scenario would be refereeing a dispute between Verizon and Sinclair ...

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First Published: Fri, December 15 2017. 01:58 IST