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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

FCC chairman blasts net neutrality activists 'harassing us' at home

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on Monday blasted net neutrality activists who protested outside his home with signs directed at his children, saying the demonstration “crosses a line.”

The protests followed Pai saying last week that he would follow through on his pledge to repeal Obama-era Internet regulations.

The move set up a showdown with consumer groups, but the backlash recently reached Pai's own home -- with activists putting up cardboard signs that ask if this is the world he wants his children to "inherit." One sign says, "They will come to know the truth. Dad murdered democracy in cold blood."

“It certainly crosses a line with me,” Pai told Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” on Monday. “Families … should remain out of it and stop harassing us at our homes. ... It was a little nerve-racking, especially for my wife who’s not involved in this space.”


Anonymous said...

Those "Obama era-regulations" prevent internet service providers from controlling what content you have access to. Here's what he's proposing to allow by "repealing Obama era-regulations":

ISPs (Internet Service Providers such as Verizon or Comcast) profit from mandating that websites “pay to stay fast”. If websites don’t pay, users will experience slower speeds.

ISPs can kill competition by blocking websites all together that compete with the ISPs’ services.

ISPs can control what users see.

ISPs can offer bundles of websites to increase profits more.

ISPs can offer “fast lanes” to customers to increase profits. “Fast lanes” would only feel fast because every other website is slowed down.

ISPs would see less government regulation.

Anonymous said...

This is what happens when gov't officials act in the interest of corporations and not the American people.

Anonymous said...

People don't be fooled by the 'Obama era' crap. This was actually something Obummer got right. We need to protect net neutrality.