FCC Chairman Ajit Pai
Statement Of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai On Decision To Reverse Charter Communications Overbuild Requirement, Modification Will Help Close the Digital Divide
My top priority is making sure that any American who wants high-speed Internet access is able to get it. Today, we take another step toward achieving that goal.
The DC Circuit reversed the Commission’s Anda Order, which had been adopted in relevant part on a 3-2 party-line vote.
To bring the benefits of the digital age to all Americans, the Federal Communications Commission needs to make it easier for companies to build and expand broadband networks.
Today’s signing ceremony is the capstone to many years of hard work by the public safety community. So I’d like to thank them as well, and especially Chief Harlan McEwen, for helping get us to this point.
On March 7, a dozen US senators wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai with “serious reservations” about his decision to “set aside, rescind, and retract” the FCC’s E-rate Modernization Progress Report.
As we implement the Lifeline program—as with any program we administer—we must follow the law.
Our top priority so long as I serve as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is to close what I’ve called the digital divide—the gap between those with access to next-generation technologies and those without.
Last year, the Federal Communications Commission pushed through, on a party-line vote, privacy regulations designed to benefit one group of favored companies over another group of disfavored companies.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai issued the following statement on the announcement by Charter Communications on broadband investment: “The FCC’s top priority is making sure that any American who wants high-speed Internet access
Inspired a bit by Kerouac, I hit the road last week. I visited Pittsburgh (PA), Youngstown (OH), Cleveland (OH), and Detroit (MI). Some might not think of these as glamorous travel destinations — but that's precisely why I went.