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Dec 7, 2017

Former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Says Ajit Pai is Selling Out Consumers At Behest of ISP's

On Monday we reported that Ajit Pai would not delay their vote to overturn Obama era protections of net neutrality. This was in response to senators requesting that the FCC delay their vote.

One can only assume this is because Ajit Pai is an asshole that doesn't give a shit about consumers, and only the interests of ISP's. One might also speculate that he is probably taking bribes from ISP giants like Verizon and AT&T... I digress...

Anyway, yesterday Pai's predecessor, Tom Wheeler slammed Ajit Pai's plan to eliminate net neutrality. He basically called Pai out for selling out consumers and entrepreneurs at the hands of large ISP's.

Via Ars Technica:
"ISP monopoly carriers have been trying for four years to get to this point," Wheeler said, pointing to a 2013 story in The Washington Post about how telecoms were trying to "shift regulation of their broadband businesses to other agencies that don't have nearly as much power as the FCC." 
Pai's elimination of net neutrality rules, scheduled for a vote on December 14, will also shift consumer protection responsibility to the Federal Trade Commission and forbid state and local governments from writing their own net neutrality rules. 
"It is a classic example of regulatory capture, where the regulatory agency bends to the wishes of those they are supposed to oversee," Wheeler said today during a press conference with US Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.).
If you don't think this whole thing stinks, you need to get your nose checked. We are all on the brink of losing the ultimate freedom humanity has ever created, and it's all about money.

What do you think of Ajit Pai, or his plans to kill net neutrality? Let us know in the comments!



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