Chairman Pai: Net neutrality supporters 'proven wrong' day after repeal

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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said that supporters of net neutrality provisions that were repealed have been proven wrong, as internet users wake up still able to send emails and use Twitter after the regulations were struck down. Chairman Pai said that net neutrality supporters such as ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel were wrong to grandstand about the end of "the internet as we know it." "He's getting everything wrong about it," Pai said of Kimmel. "The free and open internet we had prior to 2015 is the one we're going to have going forward. And that kind of name-calling and hysteria is disappointing, but it's not surprising." 

Chairman Pai went on to say that Kimmel and others were "proven wrong" by the fact that internet service providers (ISP) had not rolled out immediate changes the morning of Dec 15. "Those who have said the internet as we know it is about to end have been proven wrong starting this morning," Pai said, "as people send emails, check on their Twitter accounts, post on Facebook, and the like." "We have a free and open internet going forward," he added, "and the FCC and the FTC [Federal Trade Commission] going forward are going to make sure that happens."


Chairman Pai: Net neutrality supporters 'proven wrong' day after repeal