The Verge: The FCC is having a terrible month, and consumers will pay the price

Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai is setting a record pace for deregulating the communications industries. Since becoming chairman in January, he has, among other things, reinstated an outdated rule that allows TV companies like Sinclair to become massive, proposed to deregulate broadband and eliminate the agency’s popular net neutrality rules, proposed lowering the speed standard for broadband, refused to defend the agency’s decision to lower outrageous prison phone rates, and weakened the programs that provide subsidies for broadband for schools and libraries and the poor.

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