Pai plans budget cap on program designed to make broadband available to everyone.
Source: Ajit Pai wants to cap spending on broadband for poor people and rural areas | Ars Technica
Sinclair echoes Trump’s “fake news” claims while seeking US approval of a merger.
Source: Sinclair forced TV anchors to criticize “fake” news—and Trump loved it | Ars Technica
“A sensible question is why civilized governments do not seek to deprive terrorists of unfettered access to the Internet…Sadly, here in America, limiting access to the Internet would be illegal under the euphemistic term “network neutrality,” the two-year-old experiment in federal regulation of the Internet…To its supporters, network neutrality is a bulwark of civilization. But network neutrality is also a shield for terrorists who seek to destroy civilization.”
Source: Former FCC Commissioner Tries To Claim Net Neutrality Has Aided The Rise Of White Supremacy | Techdirt
Pai and O’Rielly also promise not to enforce disclosure rules on small ISPs.
Source: FCC Republicans vow to gut net neutrality rules “as soon as possible” | Ars Technica
Pai wants to “fire up the weed whacker” and cut down FCC regulations.
Source: FCC’s Ajit Pai says net neutrality’s “days are numbered” under Trump
FCC should handle spectrum licenses, but nothing else, Trump advisor wrote.
Source: Trump’s FCC advisor wants to eliminate most of the FCC | Ars Technica
FCC would block mergers between cable companies that compete, Charter CEO says.
Source: Charter explains why it doesn’t compete against other cable companies | Ars Technica