President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Federal Communications Commission is a holdover from the Obama administration, but he has plans to unravel policies set forth by his former boss. Ajit Pai, previously a commissioner for the FCC, is honing in on net neutrality.
Last month, during a speech at the Free Standing Foundation in Washington, D.C., Pai said, "During the Trump Administration, we will shift from playing defense at the FCC to going on offense. ... We need to fire up the weed whacker and remove those rules that are holding back investment, innovation, and job creation."
In his first few weeks as Chairman, Pai has already released at least a dozen actions that would pull apart consumer protection rules. He's focused on rolling back internet and TV regulation, loosening the reigns on exemptions on streaming services, and has shunned the idea that the internet is a public utility.