Ajit Pai - FCC

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We will make our decision based on the facts that are in the record and on the relevant law that is presented – and obviously fake comments such as the ones submitted last week by the Flash, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Superman are not going to dramatically impact our deliberations on this issue.feedback
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May 26 2017 Women
Ajit Pai has been quoted 85 times in 39 different articles. On this page, you will find all of Ajit Pai’s quotes organized by date and topic. Alongside each quote is a link back to the article where the quote was reported, so you can go back to the source for more context if you need it. Topics that Ajit Pai speaks about are FCC and sector, for example. Most recently, Ajit Pai was quoted in the article 'Pretty ridiculous': thousands of names stolen to attack net neutrality rules saying, “Of course, this is not new: fake comments were filed in the 2014-15 proceeding under names like Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, and Stalin, just to name a few. This time around, I think the bottom line is … I urge everyone who's interested in this issue to participate in the process in an honest and forthright way, and that is, I think, the best way to make sure your voice is heard.”.
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We were not living in some digital dystopia before the partisan imposition of a massive plan hatched in Washington saved all of us.feedback

It's basic economics. The more heavily you regulate something, the less of it you're likely to get.feedback

There's common ground here and there's room for an agreement here. Going forward we want to make sure that we have a light touch regulatory framework.feedback

It's the fundamental driver of the policies that I'm trying to promote at the FCC, because I've seen for myself in my own childhood, and as a commissioner having traveled around the country from Alaska to Mississippi, that there are some big gaps in America in terms of connectivity. We just want every company that is handling consumers' data to handle it in the same way. I think that's something that would give consumers a much better sense of confidence when they go online.feedback

I view my role as being a rather boring, frankly, and humble one, which is to take a look at the papers that are in front of me, and analyze the facts soberly, and make an informed decision based on the law and the precedents.feedback

These low-band airwaves will improve wireless coverage across the country.feedback

I do not believe that moving forward with this plan is in the public interest. Taking it off the table permanently will be a victory for Americans across the country who, like me, value a moment of quiet at 30,000 feet.feedback

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 on planes. ... Taking it off the table permanently will be a victory for Americans across the country who, like me, value a moment of quiet at 30,000 feet.feedback

I stand with airline pilots, flight attendants, and Americas flying public against the FCCs ill-conceived 2013 plan to allow people to make cellphone calls on planes. I do not believe that moving forward with this plan is in the public interest.feedback

Where this competition exists, we will relax unnecessary regulation, thereby creating greater incentives for the private sector to invest in next-generation networks. But where competition is still lacking, we'll preserve regulations necessary to prevent anti-competitive price increases.feedback

Moving forward, I want the American people to know that the FCC will work with the FTC to ensure that consumers' online privacy is protected though a consistent and comprehensive framework. The best way to achieve that result would be to return jurisdiction over broadband providers' privacy practices to the FTC, with its decades of experience and expertise in this area.feedback

Robo-calls are the No. 1 consumer complaint to the FCC from members of the American public.feedback

Trump "has made clear that he was referring to 'fake news.feedback

The marketplace right now is extremely competitive, it's delivering unparalleled value to American consumers. And if you just look at the last couple weeks, some of the national carriers are vigorously competing against each other to give new or expanded unlimited data plans. That's something that's good for customers.feedback

If Congress moves forward with a major infrastructure package, broadband should be included. High-speed Internet access, or broadband, is giving rise to what I have called the democratization of entrepreneurship.feedback

Every call to 911 must go through. I have directed commission staff to track down the root cause of this outage.feedback

A generation ago, a cellphone was a big, clunky piece of equipment that enabled scratchy voice calls, if you were lucky. Today, there are nearly 250 million smartphones in the United States alone that consumers use for everything from uploading live-stream videos to playing games.feedback

We are confident in the decades-long, cross-party consensus on light-touch Internet regulation – one that helped America's digital economy thrive. Our approach will be not zero regulation, but light-touch regulation – rules backed by long-standing principles of competition law.feedback

The FCC decided to apply last-century, utility-style regulation to today's broadband networks. Our new approach injected tremendous uncertainty into the broadband market. And uncertainty is the enemy of growth.feedback

As I understand it, the parties have structured the deal such that it won't require paperwork with the FCC. The law as it is stated gives the FCC very limited authority and only if there is a transfer of control of a license between the two parties does the FCC get involved.feedback

My own view is that the internet should be run by technologists and engineers and business people, not by lawyers and bureaucrats here in the nation's capital. Light touch regulation means that we create broad regulatory frameworks that can protect consumers to ensure an overall competitive marketplace. But we shouldn't micromanage how these companies operate their businesses in the absence of evidence of a market failure.feedback

Light touch regulation, in this context, means that we let this dynamic industry, arguably the most dynamic the free market has ever known, develop. And if there are targeted cases where action might be necessary and the FCC has authority to act, then we take action.feedback

A lot of involves divestment of power from the chairman's office.feedback

I believe, as I think most Americans do, in a free and open internet and the only question is what regulatory framework best secures that. My position is the government should not be in the position of prohibiting companies in a competitive marketplace from offering free data.feedback

These low-band airwaves will improve wireless coverage across the country and will play a particularly important role in deploying mobile broadband services in rural areas.feedback

Today, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau is closing its investigation into wireless carriers' free-data offerings. These free-data plans have proven to be popular among consumers, particularly low-income Americans, and have enhanced competition in the wireless marketplace. Going forward, the Federal Communications Commission will not focus on denying Americans free data. Instead, we will concentrate on expanding broadband deployment and encouraging innovative service offerings.feedback

The FCC should enable innovation in the broadcasting business.feedback

We want to make sure that our regulations match the realities of the modern marketplace. We haven't made any determinations.feedback

The commission is much stronger when it speaks with a unified voice. It gets a lot more congressional support, it's more likely to be held up in the courts and ultimately accepted by the American people.feedback

I look forward to working with the new Administration, my colleagues at the Commission, members of Congress, and the American public to bring the benefits of the digital age to all Americans.feedback

During the Trump administration, we will shift from playing defense at the FCC to going on offense. We need to fire up the weed whacker and remove those rules that are holding back investment, innovation, and job creation.feedback

Rather than wasting its time on illegal efforts to intrude on the prerogatives of state governments, the FCC should focus on implementing a broadband deployment agenda to eliminate regulatory barriers that discourage those in the private sector from deploying and upgrading next-generation networks.feedback

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