Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai announced on Monday that he plans to step down from the committee on January 20.

President-elect Biden was sworn in on the same day that the platoon left the meeting. Under Pai’s leadership, the FCC in 2017 overturned the Obama administration’s 2015 net neutrality rule by 3 to 2 votes, which prohibits Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from blocking or slowing Internet content or providing fee-based “fast channels” “.

The FCC voted to maintain the abolition in October. Pai said in October: “From the most pious members of the net neutral cult, except for all the most pious members, it is clear that the case (against the abolition of net neutrality) is false.”

Democrats may try to restore the 2015 rules when they control the FCC and believe they are essential to maintaining an open Internet.

Pai was appointed by Donald Trump to lead the agency in January 2017. He said that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) needs to impose unnecessary regulations on “weed hitters.” He supervised the abolition of many previous regulations.

Trump has urged the FCC to pass new rules to limit legal protections for social media companies such as Twitter.

Pai said his agency will formulate new rules in October to clarify the meaning of an important legal protection for social media companies, but has not taken any formal action.

After Trump withdrew the nomination of FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly after announcing his doubts about the FCC Commissioner, the Senate Commerce Committee will challenge senior government official Nathan Simington on Wednesday. Nominate for voting. Power to advance new social media regulations.

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In October 2017, Pai rejected Trump’s tweet, and the FCC may question Comcast’s NBC license based on Trump’s assertion.

Pai persuaded hundreds of Internet providers for months to agree not to cancel services for customers affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

After the two companies agreed to deploy the next-generation 5G network, Pai also supported the US$26 billion (approximately Rs 191 billion) merger of Sprint and T-Mobile.

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