Trump’s FCC Chairman Pick Ajit Pai Wins Industry Cheers, Consumer Activist Jeers

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President Trump today formally designated
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai to become the agency’s chairman, replacing Tom Wheeler who resigned with the change in administrations. In his nearly five years on the FCC, Pai, 44, vigorously opposed nearly all of Wheeler’s top initiatives including the decision to reclassify the internet as a communications medium subject to net neutrality rules. A former lawyer for Verizon, Pai was raised in Kansas and earned his law degree from the…