UPDATED May 5, 2017 Text Transcript of Ajit Pai Recode Decode Interview Now Available
We don’t want to impose monopoly-style regulation developed for Ma Bell in the 1930s, to apply to every single company in the United States that is building out a broadband network,” Pai told Recode’s Tony Romm. “We would much rather have the free-market ‘light touch’ approach that the Clinton administration adopted. We’re not saying the choice is either Title II or the Wild West, it’s light-touch regulation, the middle ground, that we’re looking to return to.”
UPDATED April 27 2017 Full Text of the Proposal is Now Available
The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) document from FCC is now available.
It’s titled:“Restoring Internet Freedom.” (58 pages; PDF). The proposal will be discussed at the FCC Open Meeting on May 18, 2017.
From IDG News Service
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will vote on May 18 to kick off a proceeding to “reverse the mistake” of the agency’s 2-year-old net neutrality rules, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said.
The rulemaking proceeding would be the first step toward repealing the regulations and reversing the agency’s 2015 decision to classify broadband as a regulated, telecom-like service.
Pai didn’t provide a lot of detail about his proposal during a speech Wednesday, but during the rulemaking, the FCC will seek public comment on how best to move forward with new net neutrality rules or guidelines, he said. The FCC is scheduled to release the text of Pai’s proposal on Thursday.
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UPDATE April 29, 2017 Interview with FCC Chairman (via Bloomberg)