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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai On Net Neutrality

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Aug 29, 2018 9:00 pm
  • 20:44

Guest: Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communication Commission You've surely heard of net neutrality–the set of rules put in place by the Federal Communications Commission in 2015 to prevent internet service providers from giving preference to certain websites or content. Everything on the web had to be treated neutrally by the people who own the pipes that deliver it to you. But earlier this summer the FCC overturned those rules – it was a hugely controversial decision that even provoked death threats to the FCC’s chairman. Now 22 states and a bunch of internet content companies like Etsy and Vimeo are suing to get the net neutrality rules put back in place. In this interview, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai defends his policies and explains his vision for the future of the Internet.