FCC Chairman Pai Remarks at Future of Speech Online Symposium


Coverage Type: speech
Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

Today, when we talk about universal service, we have in mind bringing high-speed Internet access, or “broadband,” to any American who wants it. Broadband is important for many reasons: it can help you get a job, start a company, get health care, educate your kids, and the like. But it’s also vital for free speech and political engagement. Fewer today seem to be willing to defend to the death others’ right to say things with which they might disagree. The situation on many college campuses is especially distressing.

A strong platform that allows the people to share their ideas and inform themselves about current affairs forestalls that fate. And in a remarkably short time, the Internet has become one such platform. The FCC’s charge and our cultural traditions remind us that we need to extend that online megaphone to all Americans. I look forward to working with you to do that—and to fulfilling this timeless vision for the digital age.

Comments

After fighting the FCC in U.S. District Court, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and SCOTUS for over six years; the FCC classified online as the common carrier of communications it has always been; just as I demanded.

Yes; 47 U.S.C. §230 gives legal protection for saying anything online, but nothing protects the host company from consumer anger and OpenDNS banning.
Neeley Jr. v 5 Federal Communications Commissioners, et. al. (5:14-cv-5135)(14-3447)

Pai; The timeless vision for "free speech" must be made safe for children to view anywhere. Article III judicial Oligarchs are too consistently addicted to anonymous access to free online pornography in the disguise of free speech. The public should not allow this to continue because U.S. Courts will always protect anonymous access to porn as free speech and the new immoral American birthright.

from pg10of dismissed complaint

  • seeks orders for the Federal Communications Commission to regulate “online” wire communications as a Title II common carrier and require ratings of all “obscene, indecent, or profane” JPG files communicated in interstate or world-wide commerce before indexed

This is the safe (enternet) future that will occur.

CurtisNeeley on September 15, 2017 - 10:53pm.

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