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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Moves to Scrap Obama Administration’s Internet Regulations

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Ajit Pai, chairman of Federal Communications Commission, has issued a draft order that seeks to repeal internet regulations the previous Obama administration introduced in 2015.

Pai shared his draft Restoring Internet Freedom Order with fellow commissioners who plan to take up the matter at FCC’s Open Meeting scheduled for Dec. 14, FCC said Tuesday.

The proposal would prevent the federal government from “micromanaging the internet” and direct internet service providers to be transparent about their operations.

ISPs’ transparency will let consumers buy their desired service plan and help entrepreneurs gain the technical information they need to improve their businesses, the FCC chairman noted.

Pai also seeks to authorize the Federal Trade Commission to regulate ISPs, protect consumers and encourage competition.

FCC will publicly release the draft proposal Wednesday.

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