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April 27, 2017 10:10 PM Trump's FCC Chair Wants To Gut Net Neutrality. He's In For A Bruising Fight

“There will be emails, phone calls, protests ― it’s going to be a tsunami.” WASHINGTON ― When Ajit Pai, President Donald Trump’s pick to chair the Federal Communications Commission, “I am confident we will finish the job,” he said, in a somewhat stilted speech at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. “This is a fight we intend to wage, and this is a fight 45

April 27, 2017 4:07 AM Trump’s first 100 days: Ambitious proposals to reshape taxes, trade, the internet and more

President Trump made some memorable promises on the campaign trail about how he could improve the economy. He even said he could achieve 4 percent growth domestic product growth. Now, the president is starting a process that will test his ability to deliver. The White House made tax reform the centerpiece of its busy 97th day in office, unveiling a proposal 58

April 26, 2017 9:27 PM Regulator Outlines Net-Neutrality Rollback

FCC chairman’s plan would end common carrier treatment of providers WASHINGTON—A top federal regulator proposed to roll back Obama-era rules governing how broadband providers treat traffic on their networks, touching off a fierce political fight with far-reaching implications for tech and telecommunications companies and internet users. In a speech on Wednesday 62

April 26, 2017 6:36 PM Ajit Pai announces plan to eliminate Title II net neutrality rules

Vote to begin net neutrality rollback scheduled for May 18. The Federal Communications Commission will vote next month to start the process of reversing the commission's 2015 net neutrality order, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced in a speech today. Earlier today, Pai shared with his fellow commissioners a plan to "reverse the mistake of Title II and return 65

April 24, 2017 8:55 PM FCC Chairman Expected to Announce Net Neutrality Strategy Wednesday

Ajit Pai to speak on proposal, which could spark political clashes over internet WASHINGTON—The nation’s top telecommunications regulator is expected to unveil his strategy Wednesday for rolling back Obama-era net neutrality rules, people familiar with the matter said, signaling the start of a new clash over internet regulation. The announcement is expected 46

April 12, 2017 11:44 AM Big Internet Firms to Oppose GOP Plans to Roll Back Net-Neutrality Rules

The Internet Association trade group has told the Federal Communications Commission chairman that the Obama-era rules are ‘vital’ to a ‘free and open internet’ WASHINGTON—Big internet firms on Tuesday told federal regulators that they would oppose Republicans’ plans to roll back net Obama-era neutrality rules, adding to signs of a looming political clash 60

April 10, 2017 10:03 PM FCC Chief Proposes Scrapping In-Flight Cell Phone Plan

Ajit Pai cited broad opposition to the plan that would allow cell phone calls on flights in the U.S. Republican Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai proposed on Monday to drop an Obama-era plan to allow in-flight cell phone calls in the U.S., citing widespread opposition. The FCC still must vote on the proposal, but approval appears likely 32

April 10, 2017 9:06 PM FCC Chairman moves to keep in-flight cellphone calls off limits

WASHINGTON - The FCC's new chairman wants to keep the federal ban on cellphone calls for airline passengers. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said he will seek to officially end consideration of a rule that eventually could have permitted voice calls above 10,000 feet. Since 2013, the FCC had been weighing whether to relax the prohibition on cellphone calls 29

April 10, 2017 7:39 PM FCC chair comes out against phone calls on airplanes

Making phone calls from airplanes might not be cleared for landing. On Monday, FCC chairman Ajit Pai said he wants to halt the proposal that would have allowed cell phone calls in airborne planes. "I stand with airline pilots, flight attendants, and America's flying public against the FCC's ill-conceived 2013 plan to allow people to make cellphone calls 41

April 8, 2017 6:51 PM Officials say system hack is why emergency sirens went off in Dallas

City officials said a hack is the reason residents in Dallas woke up to the sound of emergency sirens blaring overnight. The hack caused all 156 city of Dallas emergency sirens to go off from 11:42 p.m. Friday until 1:17 a.m. Saturday. Crews worked that entire time to manually shut off the system, said Rocky Vaz, director of emergency management in Dallas 36