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Trump picks Indian-American Ajit Pai as FCC Head

US President Donald Trump has picked up Ajit Pai to lead the Federal Communications Commission, the chief regulator of the nation’s airwaves and internet connections. Ajit Pai was a strong critic of “net neutrality”, when Obama was the US President. Speaking on his new role, Pai said that he was grateful to the president for choosing him as the next chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Earlier, several reports had also indicated that he is likely to be chosen as the FCC Chief.


Earlier, Pai was part of the panel that regulates the country’s communications infrastructure such as internet, phone and TV. Currently, there are only three members in the panel including Pai. With majority at FCC, Congress and White House, the Republicans are expected to roll back earlier policies approved during the Obama regime. Several of these policies had significant consumer support, including the likes of net neutrality. It would be a major setback for consumer advocates if Republicans bring out a new policy that goes against the principle of net neutrality.

On his Twitter account, Pai put up a post that read, “There is so much we can do together to bring the benefits of the digital age to all Americans and to promote innovation and investment.”

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