FCC Chairman Ajit Pai plans to step down on January 20th

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Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai, who oversaw the repeal of landmark US net neutrality rules and a series of key spectrum auctions, on Monday said that he plans to leave the commission on Jan. 20.

His decision to leave FCC follows the election of Joe Biden for the U.S. presidency replacing Donald Trump. US president Donald Trump gave the opportunity to Ajit Pai to head FCC for the past four years.

Following this announcement, Ajit Pai, said, “I am grateful to President Trump for giving me the opportunity to lead the agency in 2017, to President Obama for appointing me as a Commissioner in 2012, and to Senate Majority Leader McConnell and the Senate for twice confirming me.

“To be the first Asian-American to chair the FCC has been a particular privilege. We’ve delivered for the American people over the past four years: closing the digital divide; promoting innovation and competition, from 5G on the ground to broadband from space; protecting consumers; and advancing public safety.”

“FCC has not shied away from making tough choices.  As a result, our nation’s communications networks are now faster, stronger, and more widely deployed than ever before,” Pai added.

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