You Can Help Fire Ajit Pai ⇥ theverge.com
I don’t like the way Ajit Pai has been running the FCC. I may be Canadian, but the influence of the FCC on worldwide telecom policy is such that I feel obligated to encourage my American readers to think critically about how well you think Pai has been running the Commission. Fortunately, if you are not a fan of the way he’s running the show, you can do something about it.
Ex-FCC counselor Gigi Sohn, in a column for the Verge:
The Senate vote on Pai is imminent. When it happens, it will be a stark referendum on the kind of communications networks and consumer protections we want to see in this country. Senators can choose a toothless FCC that will protect huge companies, allow them to further consolidate, charge higher prices with worsening service, and a create bigger disconnect between broadband haves and have-nots. Or, they can vote for what the FCC is supposed to do: protect consumers, promote competition, and ensure access for all Americans, including the most vulnerable. It shouldn’t be a hard decision, and what we’ve seen over the past eight months makes the stakes clear.