01 Feb What Trump’s new FCC chairman thinks about net neutrality
You may have heard that President Trump’s new FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, is a critic of the government’s net neutrality rules — the regulations barring Internet providers from blocking or slowing down your websites.
The fate of the rules has been in question ever since Trump clinched the election; approved by a Democratic majority, the net neutrality regulations are about as hated by Republicans as Obamacare is in the health care sector. Analysts widely expect Pai to roll back the net neutrality rules somehow. But exactly what that looks like is unclear. Although Pai on Tuesday declined to say whether he’d enforce the rules on Internet providers, he did shed some light on what he thinks about the issue.
“I favor a free and open Internet and I oppose Title II,” he told reporters. “That’s pretty much all I can say.”
Read what all this means for the future of the Internet at The Washington Post>>