HUGE Net Neutrality Loss. Ajit Pai Reconfirmed As FCC Head

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Ajit Pai, otherwise known as the biggest threat to net neutrality today has been reconfirmed as head of the FCC. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, the hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Subscribe to our YouTube channel:

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“In 52-to-41 vote on Monday, the US Senate reconfirmed Ajit Pai to another term on the Federal Communications Commission, all but ensuring that his efforts to deregulate the telecom industry and destroy net neutrality will carry on.

The vote to reconfirm Pai, whom President Donald Trump elevated to the role of chairman this January, fell primarily along party lines. The confirmation of the federal government’s most zealous net neutrality opponent was loudly opposed by a majority of Democrats who had accused him of putting the interests of “big cable” before consumers and small internet business.

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“Since taking over the FCC leadership in January, Chairman Pai has wasted no time in moving the agency away from its key mission to promote the use and deployment of communications in the public interest,” Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington said in a speech from the Senate floor last week.

Net neutrality advocates have long accused Pai of toiling on behalf of major broadband carriers to ensure a future in which the open internet no longer exists.”*

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