This is not the people’s FCC

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Being an amateur radio operator I pay a little more attention to the goings-on at the Federal Communications Commission than the average person might. So, when President Trump selected Buffalo-born Ajit Pai to chair the FCC back in January, I cringed. The former associate general counsel of Verizon is more aligned with larger broadcasters and communications companies than most of the other commissioners are. Ten months into watch, the FCC hasn’t failed to disappoint. Between deregulation and corporate favoritism, the agency is on the path of allowing greater corporate control of public airwaves and the internet, squashing the ability of the little guys to compete and the average citizen to communicate. If Chairman Pai has his way, a few media magnates could control the news you read, the news you hear, the news you watch and ultimately the news you download. That’s frightening. It’s obvious that this is no longer the people’s FCC.


This is not the people’s FCC