FCC Chair Ajit Pai’s four year term ended today.
Pai is famous for basically killing net neutrality, allowing telco megamergers (such as Sprint and T-Mobile,) slowing investigation in to telcos selling of your location data, letting Comcast be Comcast, manufacturing a fake DDoS attack on the FCC’s comment system, dismissing 22 million comments supporting net neutrality. Plenty of other gems on the Vice list.
After seeing the state of broadband and lack of choices, 911 services, cell services, and the nation’s critical information infrastructure after a bomb cut off power to one building in Nashville resulting in multiple states without phone service, I’m fairly confident in saying his oversight doesn’t appear to have had a particularly great effect.[Vice]