28 Feb '17, 3pm

FCC's Pai: Regulatory Torch Passes to Light-Touch Generation - Multichannel News

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai told a World Mobile Congress audience in Barcelona Tuesday (Feb. 28) that Title II reclassification was a mistake made under the previous generation that he expects to be corrected in this one. He signaled to the international audience that the FCC would not be a zero reg zone, but light-touch reg zone where pro-competition policies were promoted, barriers lifted, and investments made in deploying broadband. According to a copy of his speech, Pai told his audience that in the 1990's policymakers had forged a "historic concensus" that the Internet should be free of heavy handed regulation, which is what spurred innovation, the kind of environment that would be needed to spur 5G in the coming years. But he said that two years ago--two years ago this week, in fact--the nation "deviated from our successful, light-touch approach," deciding instead to "appl...

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