January 23, 2017
Background: Today the White House indicated that President Trump has appointed Ajit Pai as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.
The following statement is from USTelecom President & CEO Jonathan Spalter:
“Ajit Pai is an exceptional choice to head the Federal Communications Commission. He’s a thoughtful, forward-looking and energetic leader who has never forgotten his roots in rural Kansas, and the need to deliver high-speed broadband access to all parts of our country.
We share Commissioner Pai’s vision for a ‘Broadband First’ future based on a bold but pragmatic strategy to erase the many regulatory barriers impeding the expansion of our nation’s communications infrastructure, and the jobs and economic opportunity that depend on it. I am excited to work with the new chairman — as well as with the new Administration and Congress — to advance policies, partnerships, and programs that will bring broadband’s benefits to all our families, communities, and businesses, and ensure our nation’s telecommunications innovators can invest and compete on a level regulatory playing field.”